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The Myth of "The Myth of the 76% Adjunct Majority"

Phillip W. Magness really ought to know better.

First of all, according to his own CV, he is currently both Academic Program Director for the ( 1,687 more words

Academic

Games Universities Play

Many of my friends on social media are writers and academics, so it’s no surprise that my feed is full of stories about the University of Akron Press closure… 940 more words

Essays

Why Unions for Teachers in Public Schools and Colleges?

Why do educators need unions?  Aren’t teachers professionals and doesn’t it diminish their professionalism if they join unions?  These are questions underneath several of the big issues in education—charter schools as non-unionized competitors for public schools—the role of due-process rights for teachers—the cost of professional salaries for teachers and the cost of fringe benefits and pensions at a time when many politicians want to slash taxes and reduce the size of government.  832 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

#FunnyNotFunny--Satire as Activism Online

Anyone who is mourning Jon Stewart’s retirement or who is a fan of John Oliver knows the power of satire. Its current proliferation is a powerful weapon in the activist arsenal, one employed to great effect since Jonathan Swift wrote “A Modest Proposal.” Online, it’s an equally powerful tool. 554 more words

Adjuncts

New England Contingents United

‥aka #NECUnited present an #unconference by & for #adjuncts.

❝NECUnited stands for “New England Contingents United.”  It is a yearly unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where folks interested in higher education and contingent/adjunct workforce issues come together in sessions proposed on the spot. 63 more words

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