Asking Whether Presidents Are Overpaid Is the Wrong Question

November 21, 2008 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

"Near the parking lot one day, I introduced myself to the president of our community college. 'My name's Matt Hall,' I said. 'I teach English here part time.' Our president looked at me and said, 'Thanks for helping out.'

"Helping out? I watched as...

This content is available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers