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Professors in Poverty

 

Unveils how the corporate model is destroying the integrity of our academic institutions and negatively affecting the lives of professors, many of whom are living in poverty.

This short film unveils how the corporate model is destroying the integrity of our academic institutions and negatively affecting the lives of professors, many of whom are living in poverty. An average of 51% of faculty are adjunct or teaching on a part-time only basis. 31% of adjuncts live near or below poverty levels and many are forced to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet. Astonishingly, some teachers make as little as $12,000 annually; meanwhile college presidents make an average salary of over $400,000. Not to mention, tuition has risen twice the rate of inflation. The corporatization of our institutions has to end. Help us fight for adjuncts and for their right to decent living wages. 

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