For The Love of Teaching

At the carwash ~ talking to the parent of a college student


I took my car to a car wash because it had been way too long (if you know what I mean) and it was looking like dirt on wheels.  After the wash there was still a big stain that wouldn’t come off no matter what, so I asked the owner of the car wash what could be done about it.  He said that it was a water stain and that it would cost at least $60 to remove.  I told him that I didn’t have $60 for this and maybe it would come off if I kept scrubbing it.  He said that I could damage the paint by scrubbing and that I should try to use some white vinegar.

Anyway, the guy was really nice.  As we were talking, he noticed that I had a license plate holder with my university name on it.  He asked me about what I did…

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About @NatM4Equity

The National Mobilization for Equity is a coalition of organizations committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of the teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. The current untenable situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.

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