This woman Dr. Arlene Ackerman(below) - with her union-created contract and a worthless college degree - has bilked Philadelphia taxpayers out of $905,000, and now wants more.
Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who was given a nearly $1-million buyout earlier this year, has now applied for unemployment.
This comes after taxpayers funded a $905,000 buyout when she was shown the door in August.
The furor over Ackerman’s leadership came to a head earlier this year when it was suddenly revealed that the school district faced a deficit of more than $620 million. Some of those involved in those negotiations to help the district deal with this massive deficit became unhappy with Ackerman’s leadership style, including top city officials.
An effort arose to see that she would depart much sooner than at the conclusion of her current contract, which runs through 2014.
How incredibly incompetent must one be that reasonable people are willing to pay a million dollars to shove you out the door?
What the Philadelphia taxpayers should do is contact every school district on the planet and give them this woman's photograph and record, tell them of the shady no-bid contracts she passed out to minority businesses, how she ran up a 600-million-dollar deficit, and how she snookered them into thinking she was actually a smart and intelligent leader, what with the PHD and all.
Philadelphians should make certain this despicable fraud never finds a job in any other school district anywhere... ever. If she is a smart as she pretends, that $905,000 should last her a lifetime.
There's a lesson here for everybody... Just because someone waves around a PHD does not mean they have anything resembling brains or intelligence. It just means that they warmed a seat in some college for a few years.
I suspect that Philadelphia is not finished with this woman. They are looking into that 600-million-dollar deficit and I'll bet they'll find this woman has raked school district cash in more than meets the eye.
I suspect one other thing: That a lot of Philadelphia taxpayers are mad as hell that the powers-that-be in their school district paid this woman a single damned dime.