Two weeks after the publication of an attack on professors for not working enough to justify our salaries, the AAUP Faculty Salary Survey proves that there is no such thing as “a faculty salary.” Predictably, full professors at elite universities earn close to $200,000. (As they should. Compared to the salaries of the most successful lawyers, doctors, and businessmen, this salary seems almost modest.) Professors at R1 state universities usually make over $100,000, faculty at state colleges top out around $80,000 and there are many institutions where faculty earn under $70,000. However, these are the average salaries for full professors, a rank that takes years to achieve and that many never reach. What are salaries for assistant professors? The average salary for an assistant professor ranges from $40,000 to $100,000. Imagine trying to pay back over ten years of student loans while earning $40,000.
Perhaps a less obvious inequity than that of faculty salaries are the differences in faculty to student ratios. At Princeton the ratio is 6:1; at many private liberal arts colleges the ratio is less than 10:1; at my public, teaching-focused institution it is 27:1. While this has severe consequences for faculty workload (a point that is brilliantly elucidated by a professor at the Wisconsin Colleges), it also
Why I oppose Common Core standards: Ravitch (click picture)
Education historian Diane Ravitch, the leading voice in the movement opposing corporate-based school reform, has for several years said she has no definitive opinion on the Common Core State Standards. Now she has come out against them, in this post, which appeared today on her blog.
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A compilation of news articles about charter schools which have been charged with, or are highly suspected of, tampering with admissions, grades, attendance and testing; misuse of funds and embezzlement; engaging in nepotism and conflicts of interest; engaging in complicated and shady real estate deals; and/or have been engaging in other questionable, unethical, borderline-legal, or illegal activities. This is also a record of charter school instability and other unsavory tidbits.
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