The Teachers We Pay With Our High Tuition

Jul 4, 2017

Discussions of higher education tend to focus on one VERY big issue: the high cost of tuition, and how much it puts students deep into debt. 

Credit Ferencz Thuroczy, CC BY-SA 3.0,

There's another angle Jacques Berlinerblau wants people to consider: who's actually doing the teaching.  At many schools, the day-to-day classroom duties are handled by underpaid and overworked "adjunct" faculty. 

In his book Campus Confidential: How College Works, or Doesn’t, for Professors, Parents, and Students, Berlinerblau lays out some details of the arrangement, and how all involved can make the best of it. 

Jacques Berlinerblau is himself a professor at Georgetown University; he visits by phone.