Skip to comments.Ramon Cortines resigns from Scholastic board (schools Superintendent L.A. Unified School District)
Posted on 02/18/2010 1:55:24 PM PST by NormsRevenge
L.A. schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines resigned Thursday from the board of Scholastic Inc., a position that paid him compensation worth more than $150,000 last year.
Cortines' dual role with the company and the district received scrutiny in the wake of an article on that subject last week in The Times. In defending his position with Scholastic in a recent interview, Cortines said he avoided any issue at the district involving the leading educational publishing company. And his senior staff said this recusal included any decision involving academic intervention programs.
Scholastic provides the district's primary reading intervention program for high schools. And, as of this year, Scholastic's program also became a key component for middle schools. The company has earned more than $5.2 million from the L.A. Unified School District since Cortines joined the school system as its No. 2 administrator in April 2008. He became superintendent in December 2008.
Cortines is paid $250,000 a year by L.A. Unified. ..
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How many other boards is he sitting on, and how many more $100,000+ salaries is he drawing?
Liberals worry about the military-industrial complex. But there is something similar in the Public school establishment. Public school administrators are among the highest paid public employees in the United States. They exist at the federal, state and local level. Textbook industry profits are huge, and their connection with administrators are one reason why school districts are constantly changing Textbooks. School athletics is, of course, almost a separate industry.
How could he even think that this would pass the smell test? It would be like the Secretary of the Air Force being on Boeing’s board of directors.
If I am not mistaken this guy was run out of NY by Rudy.
Raymond Cortines. Wasn’t he the head of the NYC school system many years ago? Got caught up in some kind of crooked nonsense, had to resign. Oh well.