Letter to the Editor: Educators get the short end
Published: Sunday, November 20, 2011
Updated: Monday, November 21, 2011 13:11
I was an adjunct for 9 1/2 years before I was lucky enough to be hired in a tenure-track position here at SAC 20 years ago. The year before I left UTSA, I was awarded the President's Distinguished Teaching Award in Recognition of Teaching Excellence. Still, I made the change to SAC for job security, money, benefits and the opportunity for tenure.
I achieved the rank of professor through hard work and determination and make a decent wage, though reduced through lack of raises, even cost of living and the cut to my ORP contribution.
I appreciate all The Ranger is doing to reveal the dismantling of education. I admire the adjuncts and believe they do an excellent job. They are not rewarded, though, with money, benefits, job security, rank or other recognition.
Your editorial in the Nov. 14 issue of The Ranger titled "Aspiring professors beware" reveals the sad state that our state and country has constructed for young, aspiring educators.
Being a teacher or professor used to be a desirable job, honored by family, community and peers. No longer is this the case as your editorial reveals. Thank you for your constant vigilance of our school and the district. Your voice of honest reporting keep students and faculty apprised of the issues we face.
Carol Ann Britt