Rising Gas Prices Hit Adjuncts Hard

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Tara Conant is an adjunct in Massachusetts and teaches at two schools within 25 miles of each other—a drive that she can afford to make, even now that gas prices are, on average, 84 percent higher than last year. The spike in gas prices, however, led her to decline an offer to teach a class that would have required her to drive 150 miles round trip. “I figured about one-third of what I would make would go for gas and travel just to teach one class,” wrote Conant in an email. Conant has cut down not only on travel for […]
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