Common sense can prevail

I saw an article this morning on Yahoo! news feed from AP:

Superintendent gives up $800K in pay

Please overlook for the moment some of the glaring inconsistencies leading up to this such as: how in the world did he get a pay package that enormous to begin with? Since both my parents were teachers I have a natural affection to paying teachers what they are worth. But $800K for 3 years, that’s over the top. Which makes forfeiting it feel a tad less generous than the headline would seem.

None the less, the guy did do the right thing and it was his manner of doing it that caught my attention:

His move was so low-key, his manner so unassuming, that it took four days after the school board meeting for word of his act to get out to the community. There were no press releases or self-congratulatory pats on the back.


“When you make good choices, good things happen to you,” said Powell, who tends to talk in the kind of uplifting phrases that also make him a sought-after motivational speaker.

Now if only it would catch on!


About Steve Ledford
Christian, husband, father, businessman, engineer, and all around regular guy. I have travelled some uncommon paths in life. Over the course of time I have found that truth is always simple, without exception. My life's purpose is to find it, live it, and speak it.

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