Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Dear President Barchi

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Newspapers reporting on the allegations surrounding former head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice have claimed his salary was about to climb to as high as $700,000 per season. I teach core curriculum classes to between 80 and 90 students per year and earn $18,000 for two semesters, about $6,500 above the Census Bureau’s poverty threshold for the continental United States (much of which is a great deal cheaper than the urban Northeast). In other words, Rice, for leading a handful of students in a non-academic activity through a single season, earned as much as 38 times my annual income — before his healthcare and benefits are accounted for (I receive none, which at least simplifies the math at my end).

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April 14, 2013 at 8:27 pm

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