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Us Versus Them: Laboring in the Academic Factory

Michael D. Yates

Abstract


Ten Tales from Academe at the End of the Century. Consider the following items culled from some of the journals, newspapers, and email discussion groups to which I subscribe: 1. Administrators at York University in Toronto solicited corporations to place corporate logos on online courses conducted by the University, for ten thousand dollars per course. 2. City University of New York canceled most of its remedial classes. The University of Pittsburgh eliminated special programs for underprepared (and typically poor and black) students while beginning an honor's college.

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Education; Media; Labor

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14452/MR-051-08-2000-01_4

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