In the Huffington Post, Robert Fuller says it well. The real crisis is not the individual adjuncts that are exploited, it is the future decay of academia as a result of that exploitation. Don’t kid yourself into self-serving complacency! We all know colleges and universities are not doing as well as before and that we have shifted toward “the business of education” and away from education for well-being.
As Fuller states, “We’ll have to deal with this injustice as we did with those that came to a head in the ’60s, because if we do not close the gap between our principles and our practice, the profession will forfeit its honor.”