IOM columnist Phil Goldsmith takes on the school district today, arguing that the administration there is "tone-deaf" to the fiscal realities of this city. Here's a little chart comparing the compensation of top employees at the Philadelphia School District to those at some other districts; as you can see, Philadelphia administrators are making out pretty well in comparison (the data here are mostly from the districts themselves; the Chicago numbers are from the Chicago Reader, which got them from the Chicago Public Schools).

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