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Today is National Adjunct Walkout Day and adjunct faculty from across the nation have taken to the streets or held adjunct awareness actions on their campuses. If there was any questions as to whether adjuncts have had enough with poverty wages and precarious employment, today …

This Wednesday is the first-ever National Adjunct Walkout Day (NAWD). What began as an idea proposed by an adjunct writing instructor at San Jose State University (@NationalAdjunct) at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester, quickly took off on social media and among adjunct union activists around …

Flipping Some Tables

January 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on @GracieG’s blog, The Unarmed Education Mercenary. Check out her blog for excellent posts on higher education labor and the growing adjunct activist movement.  A few weeks ago, I worked myself into a proper outraged adjunct state to sit …

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 …

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