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50 Retired School Superintendents with the Fattest Pensions in Illinois

School superintendents make a lot of money, and consequently make a lot with their pensions. Here are the 50 who make the most.

As you’d probably expect, a good chunk of individuals receiving the fattest Illinois pensions are former public school district superintendents.

In fact, out of the 200 largest government pensions, 76 were school administrators, according to data published by Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

Seven of the retired superintendents on this list also made an appearance on the list of the 25 highest Illinois government pensions. We've got those seven, along with the next 43 in line behind them.

Check out the 50 largest pensions here

And if you don't have too many dollar signs flashing before your eyes after reading that list, you'll want to see what the price tag of corruption is for Illinois citizens. We'll give you a hint...it's more than $1,000.

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ayar July 17, 2014 at 04:16 PM
in other words, go with what works http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-gibson/kansas-tax-cuts_b_5589663.html
ayar July 17, 2014 at 04:20 PM
oh, and Grumpy, don't forget, Reagan bailed out heavy unioned Harley-Davison by imposing a tariff for offshoring, which SUCCEEDED. Something we could use today, sir. Illinois schools need a good budget to succeed, not just paying them to "management" [superintendents and their level] to succeed. Walk into an elementary school and ask how much the average teacher's salary is [not the principal's] , and see if it's the big magic numbers we keep hearing.
Grumpy Old Man July 17, 2014 at 04:51 PM
We hearken back to a conversation we had long ago. I agree with the targeted and temporary tariff which allowed HD to get back on its feet and thrive. I tend to agree with you that as far as schools are concerned the primary focus needs to be on the teachers and the quality of education they produce as measured by the success of the students and budgets which allow the teachers to do their jobs.
Fred Savage July 17, 2014 at 04:59 PM
Sure..more money from our $17 trillion in debt Fed will fix everything. It's free money!
oldschool July 17, 2014 at 10:25 PM
I hope everyone who reads this knows that administrators negotiate their contracts with the school board of their districts. Nothing to do with the teacher union, however they are part of the teacher retirement system. The other thing everyone should realize is that many of these superintendents come back as "consultants" to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars per year. I have been teaching for 30 years, every teacher I know would agree that there needs to be a cap on this type of retirement gouge. I could write a book about the waste in schools, all of it as the result of administrators trying to justifying their existence. G.O.M (above), you nailed it. Get rid of the federal department of education and the state department of education. What they do in no way makes me a better teacher!!

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