Teaching While Poor: Adjunct Professors and the Fight for Fair Wages

From The Nation, amazing video chronicling the fight for fair wages in higher education:

If there’s one area that isn’t contributing to our historic levels of student debt, it’s adjunct professor’s pay. More than half of all college professors in the United States are adjuncts, working only “part-time.” One in three of them lives near or below the poverty line, and one in four is on some form of public assistance. The average salary for an adjunct professor is just $22,500. University and college presidents make an average of 18 times more than that.”

For more on the president-to-faculty pay ratio at USC click here. (Hint: it’s worse than you think.)

Make sure to check out the full video over at The Nation.


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