The piece below from the NY Post is on the ever increasing central administration Department of Education spending under Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina.
Spending at central is booming while individual school budgets in NYC remain below full funding long after the Great Recession ended. The city is doing very well financially.
I know the Post has an anti-public school agenda but this is just citing numbers.
Where is the UFT on this?
All I can say is this is more evidence, as if any is needed, that the UFT will not oppose almost anything that just about any Democrat does.
The Post article.
The Department of Education nearly doubled the number of top-level administrators under Mayor de Blasio — and plans to more than triple the payroll, according to city data.
The preliminary budget for 2017-2018 is so bloated that it allocates $11,386,000 in salary for central office “pedagogical” staff — a massive hike from $4,055,000 in the last pre-de-Blasio fiscal year of 2013-2014, budget reports show.
The DOE has quietly expanded the gilded group of educrats from 39 in 2014 to 76 this year, according to city data, including Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s top deputies and other senior staffers whose work relates to student instruction and curriculum.
Overall spending on DOE brass has fattened during each of de Blasio’s years in office, the budget data show.
De Blasio’s adopted budget for central administration compensation was $4,055,000 in 2014, $5,053,000 in 2015, $7,809,000 in 2016 and $9,501,000 this fiscal year, according to city records.
Is your school getting any real help from the central DOE?