Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Adjunct Faculty Poverty is a Disgrace, via info from The Guardian, proposing a Fair Labor rating. Nov. 26, 2018

The Guardian writer suggests label for colleges and universities:

" Over the last few years, I have talked to numerous adjunct professors in extreme situations: homeless, living in their cars, getting their meals from their university’s food bank, taking extra jobs to support their families, even donating plasma."
"Top-tier American universities charge tens of thousands of dollars a year in tuition – yet they get away with exploiting legions of adjunct professors, underpaid and economically insecure, who work long hours and typically do not even receive health insurance. Many are living below the poverty line, while the colleges that employ them continue to operate with endowments in the many millions of dollars. A 2015 survey by Pacific Standard found that 62% of adjuncts made less than $20,000 a year."


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