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Time for a Reality Check on Compensation

How the University of California implements compensation policies and its failure to publicly disclose, in a timely or clear fashion, administrators’ total pay have been found “wholly unacceptable,” a review committee said in a scorching report issued on April 13. One of the committee’s leaders demanded a major overhaul of the university system’s compensation policies.

All governing trustees, and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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