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We’ve collected a variety of original news stories and analyses for your perusing, which focus on education in California, part-time faculty and/or unions in academia that have broad national appeal. As might be expected, we take special interest in social justice issues that slip under the radar of the mainstream media.

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Support AB 310: Paid Office Hours for Part-time Faculty

January 16, 2018 Assembly Member Jose Medina Capitol Office, Room 2141 Sacramento, CA 94249-0061 (916) 319-2061      RE: SUPPORT AB ...
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Tenure for the Common Good

BY CAROLYN BETENSKY Guest Blogger / September 14, 2017 ACADEME BLOG, The blog of Academe magazine [Tenure for the Common ...
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Why Overloads Are a Bad Deal for All Faculty

BY JEFF BAKER Guest Blogger / July 27, 2016 ACADEME BLOG, The blog of Academe magazine (Re-posted with permission of the author) ...
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We Was Robbed

Your Job Negotiated Every Day When I first started working as a part-timer, the job with its duties, working arrangements, ...
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Letter to the NACIQI, Sacramento

TO:  National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) DATE: September 23, 2015 SUBJECT:  Third Party Comment on the ...
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CPFA Journal now circulating in print and electronically

The spring 2015 issue contains an important article by Bradley Rettele on his decision to leave academia, even though he ...
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Adjunct Faculty Must Lead

by Dennis Selder The New York Times recently ran a story that finds empirical evidence corroborating the economic struggle most working people experience:  "A ...
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CCSF Critic’s Biased, Deeply Flawed Argument

by Richard B. Simon As a faculty member at City College of San Francisco -- and an expatriate New Yorker ...
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How Privateers Undermine Our Education System Flow Chart

This chart shows the insidious web of assault on our public education system. While the chart reveals the system behind ...
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Why Can’t We All Work Together?

by William Lipkin | 5 July 2014 I became active in the labor movement over 25 years ago at ...
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