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Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared over at The Consulting Editor blog following the #BurnItDown Twitter action the last weekend in September. “An Adjunct Catching Fire” was a two-part guest post by “Adjunct Mockingjay.” We are reposting “An Adjunct Catching Fire” on Raging Chicken Press as …

Form-ing Dissent

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This was originally posted over at The Unarmed Education Mercenary by the Unarmed Education Mercenary herself, @GracieG. @GracieG was one of the participants in this past weekend’s #BurnItDown Twitter action. When she is not in the trenches fighting the adjunct rebellion, we hope …

The dirty secret of higher education in the United States is that the entire system depends upon the systematic exploitation of the majority – the super majority – of those who teach in its classrooms. As much as the right wing wants to point to …

A few years back, Paul E. Lingenfelter began his report on the defunding of public education by saying, “In 1920 H.G. Wells wrote, ‘History is becoming more and more a race between education and catastrophe.’ I think he got it right. Nothing is more important …

Editor’s Note: On May 20th, Debra Leigh Scott and Chris LaBree left Philadelphia for Pittsburgh, their first stop on their Homeless Adjunct Road Trip. They will be talking with contingent faculty in PA, OH, IN, and IL as part of their up-coming documentary, . This …

Book review. The Faculty Lounges: And Other Reasons Why You Won’t Get The College Education You Pay For by Naomi Schaefer Riley. Ivan R. Dee Publishers, 2011. Naomi Schaefer Riley, an outsider to academia, former editor at the Wall Street Journal and author of God …

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