Gen. David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in disgrace in November only to face fire for a more-than-generous salary offering for a teaching gig at a New York school, has now agreed to a deep pay cut: He will earn $1 for the class.
The New York Times reported the new salary level on Monday. He was initially offered $200,000 to teach a seminar at Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York, Gawker originally reported.
That salary sparked outrage among other university officials. The average salary for a full-time professor who carries a full course load is around $90,000 The Associated Press reported.
Gen. Petraeus offered to teach for $1 "to remove money as a point of controversy," his attorney said in the AP report. "The general never was taking on this teaching assignment for the money. Once controversy arose about the amount he was being paid, he decided it was much more important to keep the focus on the students, on the school and on the teaching."
Gen. Petraeus, a four-star general who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, quit his CIA post amid an adultery scandal with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
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