Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Debt-Ridden and Desperate, America's Adjuncts Are Attempting to Unionize

March 9th, 2015

Linda Lee used to have a successful career in publishing. Then came what she calls "the worst financial decision I ever made in my life."
She went to graduate school.
Lee enrolled in a doctorate program in folklore at the University of Pennsylvania but, after her funding ran out, began working as an adjunct professor to pay her bills. Six years later, she's still at it. But even as she teaches five classes per semester at four different Philadelphia-area universities, she struggles to pay her rent, let alone keep up with the massive students loans she took out along the way.

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