Thursday, September 19, 2013

An adjunct's death shines light on higher ed's darkest secret

According to the story, an 83-year-old former adjunct teacher died nearly destitute in Pittsburgh the other day... and people are noticing.

Higher education, and especially the professorate, is notoriously liberal, if not left wing.  And yet, no more harsh class system exists in America than the one that separates tenured faculty, who may teach a course or two a semester while earning a six-figure salary, and the adjunct teachers who pick up all the slack, typically for a pittance and no benefits.

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