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Getting in on the higher ed admin racket


The primary reason that DeSantis wants to bust out the New College is ideological. But there will certainly be graft and self-dealing involved too:

The newly remade board of trustees at New College of Florida voted Monday to give the Sarasota school’s interim President Richard Corcoran a pay bump of nearly $400,000 over his predecessor. The board decided that Corcoran, a former Florida House speaker and state education commissioner, will receive a base salary of $699,000, plus an annual housing stipend of $84,000, a $12,000 automobile stipend and an annual retirement supplement of $104,850. Former New College President Patricia Okker, who was fired last month amid a conservative transformation of the board, had a base salary of $305,000. Her housing stipend was $40,000 a year.

This particular grift isn’t even unique to venal Republican politicians and their cronies — they have a working template they can just plug in! The opportunities for profit as Republicans dismantle tenure and try to turn state schools into Prager U will be considerable indeed.

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