Thursday, January 20, 2011
Ex-Chancellor Joel Klein Quietly Takes A Pension As He Criticized Teachers For Their Pension System. What A Hypocrite!
Our ex-Chancellor Joel Klein has already put in his retirement papers so that he can get his $34,000 pension. Yes, the same pension that last month he criticized as being too generous for teachers and hurts the schools. The Daily News broke the story in today's paper and also titled it "Height Of Hypocrisy".
Joel Klein taking the money when only weeks ago he stated that the teachers' defined benefit pension as being a budget buster and should be made less generous. is just hypocritical.
This is just another example of our ex-Chancellor following his "do as I say not what I do" program. Sure he deserved the pension but so do the teachers. How dare he tell teachers who worked the same amount of time he did as Chancellor and whom would get approximately $7,000 annually, as being too generous for the school system. What a hypocrite! Thee right thing to do was to refuse his pension until the NYC school system recovers from the devastating and recurring budget cuts that he imposed on the schools while protecting his non-educator buddies and their high priced consultants at Tweed.
Joel, you have done an excellent job in your "children last" program and the "education on the cheap" policy. Therefore, you justly deserve the pension and to further increase the budget problems for the NYC schools.