Was reading a Michael Goodwin editorial on President Obama’s self-inflicted wounds, then came across this tasty little statistic after the break:
Over the years, I often thought Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein were taking a good cop/bad cop approach to the unions. The mayor gave teachers 43 percent raises over eight years, while Klein never missed an opportunity to bash them.
Eight years. 43% raises. Nationally, New York State schools are ranked right in the middle.
Nice work if you can get it.