Thursday, September 24, 2015

"A recent UC Berkeley report, 'The High Public Cost of Low Wages,' found that a quarter of all part-time college faculty receive public assistance, such as Medicaid or food stamps."

In "The College President-to-Adjunct Pay Ratio," Laurie McKenna writes:

Indeed, as a widely cited Salon article reported last year, many adjuncts earn less than the federal minimum wage. Unless they work 30 hours or more at a single college, they’re not eligible for health insurance from that employer, and similar to other part-time employees, they do not qualify for other benefits. The temporary status and low income of adjunct professors can make it difficult for them to provide quality instruction and support to their students.

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