A Bigger Slice of the Pie

by Mike Kielkopf For the last several years David Milroy, a part-timer since 1988 at Grossmont, Southwestern and MiraCosta colleges, has been part of a determined battle for parity–“equality in amount, status, or value”–with his full-time counterparts in California’s community colleges. Gains have been made, but those gains have been slow, inconsistent and inadequate, partly because parity legislation allows each district–like Humpty-Dumpty–to negotiate its own definition of parity. “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean,” says Humpty-Dumpty, “neither more nor less.” “The question is,” says Alice, “whether you can make words mean different […]
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