"...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
From the Publisher
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.