"...adjunct professors will discover the resource necessary for overturning their common fate--their own colleagues and fellow workers." -- Gary Zabel/Co-Chair of Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor/Boston
"...the attempt to run higher education as a business is an utter failure and a national disaster in the making." -- Richard Moser/National Field Representative/American Association of University Professors
"The issues painfully recounted in Ghosts in the Classroom should concern--and involve--all faculty." Jerry Spindel/MTA Today -- Massachusetts Teachers' Association Today, March 2001
"These are the writings of actual professors. Read the book. Then begin to worry." -- Barbara Wolf/Producer & Director of the video Degrees of Shame
"This melange of musings may someday be viewed as a historic tract--like Luther's theses." Peter Flynn/MCCC News -- Massachusetts Community College Council News, March 2001
At Camel's Back Books, we continue to hope that Ghosts in the Classroom will be one of the stones thrown into the sea of academia, and that the spray thrown up will wash away the corruption that now corrodes the entire system.
We hope this book becomes a powerful weapon in the hands of adjuncts all over the country, and indeed, the North American continent, who are now fighting for what should be the basics of their profession: Equal pay for equal work, a decent benefit package that includes the option of health insurance coverage and a decent retirement pension, respect and recognition, and promotion to full-time employment as openings arise. We hope this book makes cruel administrators and indifferent full-time faculty members very, very nervous, and that it energizes the adjuncts and the supportive full-time faculty to work for justice--because it's the right thing to do, and because the working conditions of college faculty are the learning conditions of their students.See all Product Description