A Tale of Greed and Gluttony: The California Part-Time Faculty Equity Fund Boondoggle

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by Chris Cumo and P.D. Lesko Since 2001, thanks to the Part-Time Faculty Equity Pay Law, legislators in California have, yearly, earmarked $57 million dollars in tax money to go toward pay increases for the state’s 35,740 part-time faculty. Prior to the passage of the Part-Time Faculty Equity Pay Law, a typical part-timer teaching four courses per semester earned an average annual salary of $20,000. According to data recently released by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in Sacramento and analyzed by California Community College Legislative Analyst Chris Storer, in the 2001-2002 fiscal year, college officials dispersed only $47.6 million […]
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