October 16, 2019

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: The Gig Academy. “Over the past two decades, higher education employment has undergone a radical transformation with faculty becoming contingent, staff being outsourced, and postdocs and graduate students becoming a larger share of the workforce. For example, the faculty has shifted from one composed mostly of tenure-track, full-time employees to one made up of contingent, part-time teachers. Non-tenure-track instructors now make up 70 percent of college faculty. Their pay for teaching eight courses averages $22,400 a year—less than the annual salary of most fast-food workers.”

As I’ve said before, if Trump were smart he’d make an issue of this. It would divide a major source of his opposition.

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