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The Adjunct Crisis in Education

Posted 4 years ago on Sept. 15, 2013, 2:05 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt (1) from Plainfield, NJ

Un-Hired Ed: The Growing Adjunct Crisis



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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22871) 4 years ago

A sad story of an adjunct:

"Woman Who Taught At College For Decades Dies Making Reportedly Less Than $25,000 A Year"


[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

Ya mean I should probably ignore those ads that urge me to complete my doctorate on-line? But but but - it's less expensive to get a fancy piece of paper to hang on a wall - hell I might not even get asked if they were certified or accredited.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

Look carefully and you are sure to find ALEC and it's anti-union agenda in the background.


[-] 2 points by jart (1186) from New York, NY 4 years ago

I think unions deserve to take some heat for not helping adjuncts. One of my friends is an adjunct professor and the union actively fights to deny him hours and benefits because they're mainly interested in looking after the tenured professors. This is why we need industrial unionism.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

Yes, I suppose they should, but keep in mind that they are under considerable anti-union pressure too, nor are they immune to the damage wrought by "right to work".

ALEC actively attacks them economically, and can easily use the resentment caused by the disparity as an exploit.

Those anti-union forces have also been using the same exploit in the auto plants, with their two tier pay system.

Although I'm not quit sure what you mean by an industrial union, anything that increases union participation is a plus.

[-] -2 points by geovind (-56) 4 years ago

But, only in Amerika can an adjunct prof become President!