Tag: Schools

The number of school district employees outside of New York City who are paid more than $100,000 has jumped nearly 50 percent since 2008. Yet, that’s still just half of what the highest-paid school employee in the Mohawk Valley made during the last year, according to data from the Empire Center in Albany Read More

E.J. McMahon, president of the fiscally conservative Empire Center for Public Policy and a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, and others also rightly question whether long-term bonds are appropriate for such upgrades, considering the rapid change of technology. Moreover, while the money would allow for districts to construct and/or make additions to pre-K facilities, it doesn't, of course, provide the ongoing operating costs to staff such noble initiatives. Read More

Critics said the bond act would incur debt for years after the equipment becomes obsolete and new equipment needs to be purchased. "New York should think hard before supporting this costly and wasteful proposal," said E.J. McMahon of the Empire Center for Public Policy, a conservative think tank. Read More