It is very common for a supervisor to have higher income than their subordinates. But how sensible is such an assumption? Professor Ingrid Robeyns tackles this question in Trouw’s ‘Filosofisch Elftal’.
Teachers might receive higher income than deputy directors because of the recent increase in their salary. Now, school supervisors are also going on strike for increased income and lower workload.
Robeyns, professor in Ethics of Institutions at Utrecht University, thinks it is justified for a director to have a higher income than a teacher. Directors have final responsibility and are ought to possess multiple skill, ranging from the development of a vision and budget management to proactive engagement with political change.