Some of the top leaders at Boston’s charter schools earned more than any other public school official in Boston. Diana Lam of Conservatory Lab had a larger salary than Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang, even though Lam oversaw a school with only 400 students. More than 80 charter school employees made more than $100,000 but none of these employees were teachers. In response, charter schools said that they would like to pay teachers more but the state doesn’t provide them enough money to cover facility costs.
However, charter schools already receive $120 million form the state to facilitate these costs which could help pay teachers more. The average charter school teacher makes $55,000 while the average teacher in the Boston school system makes more than $90,000. Clearly, charter school leaders are keeping money that could be used for teachers for themselves.
Source: Boston Globe