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

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

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

Across the country, adjunct professors are being exploited for profit, and many of them have had enough of it.

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Flipboard
Pocket

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.

Now, adjuncts are fighting back.

Watch more from this Brave New Films series here.

Dear reader,

I hope you enjoyed the article you just read. It’s just one of the many deeply reported and boundary-pushing stories we publish every day at The Nation. In a time of continued erosion of our fundamental rights and urgent global struggles for peace, independent journalism is now more vital than ever.

As a Nation reader, you are likely an engaged progressive who is passionate about bold ideas. I know I can count on you to help sustain our mission-driven journalism.

This month, we’re kicking off an ambitious Summer Fundraising Campaign with the goal of raising $15,000. With your support, we can continue to produce the hard-hitting journalism you rely on to cut through the noise of conservative, corporate media. Please, donate today.

A better world is out there—and we need your support to reach it.

Onwards,

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editorial Director and Publisher, The Nation

Ad Policy
x