The number of teachers and administrators raking in six-figure annual pensions in New York state nearly tripled between 2009 and 2014, according to a new report.
Data from the Empire Center for Public Policy, an Albany-based think tank, show that more than 4,800 school retirees were eligible to receive pensions of more than $100,000 in 2014, up from 1,600 in 2009.
More than 4,100 retired educators received six-figure pensions in 2013, according to the data.
Although most of the pension jackpot winners are from suburban school districts, a few come from within the five boroughs.
That includes pension king Edgar McManus, 90, a retired Queens College history professor who took in $561,286 last year, and Madeleine Brennan, 88, who raked in $417,466 last year after 50 years as a principal in Brooklyn.
Brennan, who retired from IS 201 in Dyker Heights in mid-2013, didn’t want to discuss her pension other than to say, “My retirement is going fine.”
More than a dozen other retirees collecting from the New York City Teachers’ Retirement System and the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System receive more than $200,000 a year — including city Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.She collects $208,506, which she started receiving upon retiring in 2006 after a 40-year career in the city schools.
That’s in addition to the $212,000 she receives as chancellor, a double dip she is allowed because she has reached age 70.GOVERNMENT UNIONS ARE RAPING THE PUBLIC.
COURTESY OF THE DEALS THEY MADE OVER THE YEARS WITH DEMOCRATS - WHO GAVE THE UNIONS INCREDIBLE DLS IN RETURN FOR SUPPRT AT THE POLLS.
THE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS - LIKE SCOTT WALKER - KNOWS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND IS DOING IT.
ALL GOVERNORS NEED TO.
AND SO MUST THE NEXT POTUS.