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As criticism of salaries paid by test developer ACT surface, San Diego superintendent and ACT board member Carl Cohn explained that the salary he receives from ACT goes directly to the San Diego Unified School District.

Cohn estimated his ACT salary at $45,000 a year. Prior to the Des Moines Register‘s Sunday article, Cohn was not aware of any controversy over the nonprofit’s spending.

“I’m not sure how much of a controversy there is,” Cohn said. “I’m not an expert on nonprofits and what they pay folks.”

Cohn said he was recruited by ACT president Richard Ferguson to serve on the board, replacing former Los Angeles superintendent Roy Romer.

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