Monday, July 7, 2014
Charter Schools USA CEO makes ten million dollars a year... or does he! (rough draft)
Or does he?
I wrote a piece last week where I surmised he makes 3.6 million dollars or more. I came about this after reading a piece about how some NYC charter school operators take home 70 dollars per students. I then multiplied 70 times the amount of students in CUSA schools.
The truth is how much he makes is a guarded secret akin to Jiff peanut butter or Bush’s baked beans secret formulas. I asked the lawyers of CUSA who objected to what I wrote how much he made promising to fix it if I was wrong and was told it was none of my business.
But isn’t it my business and your business and everyone’s business? Since CUSA is paid by the public to operate charter schools shouldn’t we know how much the CEO, the other executives and their lawyers are paid? Am I being unreasonable here?
Also what’s the big deal, are they ashamed about how much they make are they doing something illegal? If not then why not put it out there.
I don’t know how much he makes but what I do know is he lives in a 1.8 million dollar house and he sends his children to an exclusive and expensive private school and that he owns or owned an expensive yacht.