Letter: University salaries pump up tuition

Dr. David Bennardo, principal of Harborfields High School,

Dr. David Bennardo, principal of Harborfields High School, hugs his daughter Tiana after presenting her diploma at the school's graduation. (June 23, 2012) Photo Credit: Alexi Knock

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With private university presidents making as much as $3 million a year, including two on Long Island bringing in more than $1 million annually, it's no wonder that tuition is out of reach for so many in this country ["$1 million salaries at LI colleges," News, Dec. 10].

Exorbitant salaries such as these tend to reinforce the status quo of inequality that this nation is saddled with: a land of elitist haves and masses of have-nots. Universities tend to perpetuate socioeconomic injustices.

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The greed is appalling.

Harry Katz, Southold


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