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School Superintendent Gives Up $800,000 in Pay

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Superintendent Larry Powell, Fresno schoolsSome people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's giving up $800,000 — his own salary for the next three years — in hopes his act of generosity will help restore faith in the government he once taught students to respect.

He started his career as a high school civics teacher and has made anti-bullying his mission. He oversees 195,000 students in 325 California schools.

(READ the AP story at MSNBC)

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