As college students struggle, college presidents prosper

Kylie Lacey's picture

As college tuition and fees soar, parents and students can't help but question the outsized salaries of public college presidents just reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education's annual survey.

They should not be the only ones.

College trustees, who are sometimes inclined to be overly generous, should ponder carefully whether big salaries and bonuses are in keeping with the mission of taxpayer-supported schools.

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