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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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National Adjunct Walkout Day Is Everyone’s Plan

28 October 2014 National Adjunct Walkout Day (NAWD) is on the tip of many adjuncts’ tongues, as well it should ...

Precariat of the World Unite?

17 October 2014 -- Guy Standing The term “Precariat” has been bandied around for some time now as a convenient ...

Solidarity Monument | Diagram for a Proposal

by Robby Herbst ©RobbyHerbst Robby Herbst is an artist, writer, and radically oriented cultural organizer. Follow him on Facebook or ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 a ...

Salgamos de las tinieblas en Texas

Here, Ana M. Fores Tamayo provides a Spanish version of her article, "Out of the Shadows in Texas." 18 junio ...

Adjunct, Be Not Loud

With special thanks to John Donne, [“Death Be Not Proud”] For the California Part-time Faculty Association. Adjunct, be not loud, ...

Out of the Shadows in Texas

2 June 2014 Editors Note: Ana M. Fores Tamayo teaches part time in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of Texas, a ...

Higher Ed Oligarchy

When John Venn formalized the use of Euler diagrams "as a means of representing relations of inclusion and exclusion between ...