What we’re told by the mainstream media…and the reality of it all. Quite the gap between castles in the sky and life on Earth…
Originally posted on GFBrandenburg's Blog:
One way to see that this country is screwed up is to realize that an adjunct professorship doesn’t even pay minimum wage. In other words, a lot of college professors are on food stamps.
This article is not about the handful of mega-celebrity professors who earn millions from speaking gigs or business ventures.
We are talking about adjunct professors (not ‘assistant’ or ‘full’ professors) who teach a single college course for one to three grand per semester per course, with no benefits at all. It’s not unusual for such a professor to earn less than they would earn at the minimum wage (I calculate $7.50/hr x 40 hrs/wk x 50 wks/ year = $15,000. Obviously people who have adjunct or minimum wage jobs will earn varying number of hours per week, and varying number of weeks, so this is just a single comparison pont)
Don’t forget that the adjunct prof…
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