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List: Why S.F. School Board Members Deserve Raises 

Wednesday, Mar 16 2011

As the school district braces for massive budget cuts and teacher layoffs, voters are being asked to raise school board members' salaries from $6,000 to $25,000 annually. Why do they deserve so much more money in a time of crisis?

• Not solving problems is a lot harder than it looks

• After all, they're really preparing for higher office rather than helping with education

• Seniors with part-time jobs were picking on them

• They need to lead by example and teach kids the crucial lesson of never, ever volunteering for your community

• They have to sit through all these boring meetings

• This is the only way to show the city's library board who's boss

• Federal guidelines require school board members to have at least two hot meals per day from Michelin-starred restaurants

• They'll spend the money way more responsibly than the school district would

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