You know how I hate just linking to someone else’s writing. It’s, well, so unoriginal.
However, in today’s edition of InsideHigherEd.com, Greg Zobel has an essay titled “The Adjuncts’ Mandate.” Zobel writes:
“To generate change, adjuncts need to alter one basic condition. Adjuncts need to become more involved with their own destiny. Until adjuncts speak up for themselves, nobody else can or will take care of their interests. Others may attempt to solve our problems for us, but that is like receiving medical care without telling the doctor what your symptoms are and withholding any lifestyle changes or accidents you may have recently experienced. Adjuncts must lead their own labor reform movement. We need our own national movement separate from the AAUP, AFT, and NEA. ”
Amen. I couldn’t agree more, and I couldn’t have said it better than GZ. So who’s gonna lead the labor reform movement? Where’s the adjunct Martin Luther?
Here’s a sad fact. There was only one flippant, crummy comment at the bottom of Zobel’s piece as of 10:24 a.m.