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In spite of persistent efforts by the Parental Alliance for Choice in Education to draw attention to the outrageous salary and pension payments to educationalists the local print media, including the award winning Belfast Telegraph, refuse to highlight the matter.

Publication of the DENI accounts for 2010 reveal the current extent of the gap between civil servants and their political masters. 

Department of Education Resource Accounts for year ended 31 March 2010 PDF 1.5 MB

The most glaring, given the amount of negative press the Education Minister receives, is the enormous difference between her salary and that of Gavin Boyd, Chief Execuive Designate of the Education & Skills Authority (ESA) and Chief Executive of the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessement (CCEA). It should interest the OFMDFM enough to comment.

No austerity measures for someone leading a non-existent organisation.

The Education Minister appears to be the poor relative in this family.