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Forget About Teaching, Or Unionize, Studies Show

by Whitney Kimball on June 12, 2013
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MFA students enrolled in “teaching schools” aiming for a tenure track, might want to adjust their career goals. Online Colleges has researched the effects on budget cuts on employment practices, and they found that tenure is “becoming so rare it’s almost mythical.” Now, they write that adjuncts make up three quarters of university instructors, and just one third of professors are eligible for tenure. Compare this with 1969 statistics, wherein full-time professors made up 78 percent of the teaching force.

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