kilativ (kilativ) wrote,

Жуть-то какая!

Adjunct professors in America face low pay and long hours without the security of full-time faculty. Some, on the brink of homelessness, take desperate measures
Sex work is one of the more unusual ways that adjuncts have avoided living in poverty, and perhaps even homelessness. A quarter of part-time college academics (many of whom are adjuncts, though it’s not uncommon for adjuncts to work 40 hours a week or more) are said to be enrolled in public assistance programs such as Medicaid.
They resort to food banks and Goodwill, and there is even an adjuncts’ cookbook that shows how to turn items like beef scraps, chicken bones and orange peel into meals. And then there are those who are either on the streets or teetering on the edge of losing stable housing. The Guardian has spoken to several such academics, including an adjunct living in a “shack” north of Miami, and another sleeping in her car in Silicon Valley.
The adjunct who turned to sex work makes several thousand dollars per course, and teaches about six per semester. She estimates that she puts in 60 hours a week. But she struggles to make ends meet after paying $1,500 in monthly rent and with student loans that, including interest, amount to a few hundred thousand dollars. Her income from teaching comes to $40,000 a year. That’s significantly more than most adjuncts: a 2014 survey found that the median income for adjuncts is only $22,041 a year, whereas for full-time faculty it is $47,500.

Думаете постдоки зарабатывают мало? Оказывается, профессора и доценты, которые читают лекции в небольших колледжах, зарабатывают такой мизер, что питаются объедками и вынуждены иногда жить в машине, поскольку денег на жилье нет, а некоторые подрабатывают проституцией. Средняя зарплата доцента - 22 тысячи в год! Это примерно как в МакДональдсе!!! А полноправный факулти, то есть полноразмерный профессор - 47.5 тысячи. Бухгалтер зарабатывает больше. У меня вопрос: а с какого хрена тогда обучение столь дорогое???? Куда идут деньги за обучение, которые платят студенты и их родители????
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