The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Gifts to Themselves

Oct 2, 2017

The president of University of Maryland, College Park, who gets $600,000 a year, just got a raise of $75,000; the president of University of Maryland University College, who earns $360,000 a year, just got a raise of $50,000; and the president of the Salisbury University, who earns $385,000, got a raise of $20,000.

These presidents were praised for being “market oriented,” meaning, thinking like the boss of a business.

While presidents get CEO salaries, the job of teaching at a college or university has almost disappeared. Three quarters of all teaching at U.S. colleges and universities is done by contract teachers with low pay and no benefits. These college presidents help ensure full-time jobs end and part-time work increases.

Just like bosses everywhere.