A few days ago my newspaper did a piece on college professors pay. Headlines screamed that at least 12 in my state were getting over $100,000. Text used terms like "raking in" describing the pay. They listed deans and administrators too, a couple were over 200k. That list only showed the income of female coaches, not men coaches, if they had shown men they would have a half dozen making several million a year, but that was left out of the story.
In my family I have 4 university professors, 5 plus a 6th retired if I get into the distant cousins. None of them make much. They do it because they like it, life on a campus can be fun and entertaining, sports, music, youth. It's a good living, they do fine, but I know engineers, small business owners, even top notch carpenters and mechanics, computer programmers, who make around what they do. It certainly seems fair, actually I think they should be making far more, these are the people who are suppose to push our best and brightest up onto the top shelves.
So I was looking on line at that story and suddenly I found the same story in a half dozen states, all published within the last 2 months. Now I smell a rat. Some anti tax or anti education group, or the Kochs, some rat has written this story and given it to papers in various states, shit the stories were very similar, all the locals had to do was download the state universities pay scale, which they published with names attached.