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Jan.
19th

EDUCATION: Cut university coaches’ salaries

The idea that the state government threatens to decrease the budget for basic education and levy equalization in our state for K-12 students while the University of Washington pays football coaches $400,000 to $1.9 million per season is deplorable.

I tallied the five highest paid coaches in Washington state and, if their salaries were dropped to $400,000 per year, the savings would be over $3 million. The university’s president makes $550,000, so why should one coach make almost four times that of the boss?

Professional athletes make large salaries due to their short career lifespan, but coaches are capable of

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