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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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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 a ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Higher Ed Oligarchy

When John Venn formalized the use of Euler diagrams "as a means of representing relations of inclusion and exclusion between ...
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Discipline and Punish Revisited: Teaching Evaluation

by Dennis Selder A wonderful example of Foucault's observations about how power and knowledge interact is   teaching evaluation.  Teaching evaluation ...
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Path to student loan debt relief for adjuncts just got a little easier–but still a long way to go

By Krista Eliot The U.S. Department of Education has made a very important change to the application form for the ...
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Are College Administrators Encouraging Public Disinvestment in Education?

by Dennis Selder It seems paradoxical to suggest that administrators and college presidents may be partly responsible for public disinvestment ...
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Maslow a la Adjunct

by Marnie Webster Twitter: @minimuswebster ...
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Writing Our Own History

by Dennis Selder If you read the seamless articles geared for the select group of community college administrators who  portray ...
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Contingent Faculty at Hogwarts

by Dennis Selder While it’s true that Hogwarts is a relatively privileged educational institution in relation to many schools and ...
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