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School Superintendent Gives Himself A Big Pay Cut

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with thanks to Larry Powell, superintendent of 325 schools in Fresno County, California. He's taking a massive pay cut. Mr. Powell is giving back $800,000 over the next three years. Says he wants to preserve education programs from budget cuts and help restore faith in government. So he will work his final three years before retirement making less than a starting teacher's salary.

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