News reports tell us that David Pennington, the top bureaucrat in the Ponca City school district, has a $227,000 yearly compensation package. You got a problem with that?
I don't (after all, it's not easy to get by on 19 grand a month), but I do think it's incumbent upon Mr. Pennington to share the wealth with those former students who were poorly served by the Ponca City public schools. I'm thinking not of the high-school dropouts or the graduates who can't read their diplomas, but rather of those young men and women who go off to college under the impression that they're ready for college-level work (what with having a high-school diploma and all). Nearly 1 in 3 of them require at least one remedial course, and could probably use a little help with tuition.
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