Letter: School district consultant a waste
Your recent article "Consultant draws fire" [News, Oct. 11] shows common sense by Roosevelt residents who protested a proposal to hire a $350-an-hour consultant to help the local school district. Critics called this idea a waste of resources. They're right. Consultants are con artists who glance at your watch and charge a high fee to give you the correct time.
I'm reminded of the 11 Science Applications International Corp. consultants who fraudulently billed New York City for more than $500 million in the City Time scandal; as well as Navigant, which is facing a federal investigation for allegedly ripping off the Long Island Power Authority; and Booz Allen Hamilton, which paid high school dropout Edward Snowden more than $122,000 a year for a job that federal employees can do better, cheaper and with much greater loyalty.
Richard Reif, Flushing