By Mark Lagerkvist

To some critics, high salaries are hard to justify when students are struggling to pay tuition and more professors are needed at many schools

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“The whole of idea of a bonus because you stay X number of years, I don’t understand that,” said Susanna Tardi, vice president for higher education at the New Jersey chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. “I don’t think it’s fair to taxpayers — and it does no benefit for higher education.”

According to Tardi, the money would be better spent on hiring more professors or lowering tuition for students.


“There’s too many perks involved,” said Tardi. “At every level there’s perks, that’s how it works. Should it be that way? No.”


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