Not Working Hard Enough? A response to the Washington Post op-ed

Inside Higher Ed reports on the current flap surrounding the Washington Post opinion piece which questions whether or not community college faculty work hard enough.

See also: We’re professors, and we work hard

Mr. Levy appears to have spent too much time at the top of the ivory tower to understand what happens in its basement. Community colleges such as Montgomery College and Northern Virginia Community College are teaching institutions, and what we do, we do with limited and diminishing resources.

The faculty at community colleges continues to subsidize higher education by working for compensation far lower than what our credentials would earn us in other fields.

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