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Report: 40% of Contingent and Adjunct Faculty Have Trouble Affording Basic Expenses



by Shailaja Neelakantan

As much as 40% of adjunct and contingent faculty at two- and four-year colleges and universities have trouble affording basic household expenses, says a new report that surveyed more than 3,000 such instructors in May-June last year.

The report by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), released Monday, further said that a third of survey respondents earn less than $25,000 annually, which puts them below the federal poverty guideline for a family of four.

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