Precariat Panel Features MLA Executive Director

Rosemary G. Feal, the executive director of the MLA, joined Barbara Ehrenreich, Andrew Ross, and Jennie Shanker in Washington, DC, on 14 January on the panel The Emergence of the “Precariat”: What Does the Loss of Stable, Well-Compensated Employment Mean for Education? Sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers, the panel discussed the impact of the shift from tenure-track faculty positions to precarious adjunct positions on teachers, students, higher education, and the economy. You can now watch recordings of the talks by Feal and the other panelists on YouTube. For more about the panel, read coverage in Inside Higher Ed, view a collection of #precariat tweets, and check out slides from Feal.