Music profs join strike in New YorkNews
We’re hearing from part-time teachers at Mannes School of Music, which part of The New School in New York.
The faculty have gone on strike, claiming that administrators are paid much more than professors, 2.5 times the national average. There are presently 1,307 part-time teachers.
The music instructors feel especially hard done by.
Students are currently paying $78,744 to cross picket lines and get into classes where there is no teaching.
UPDATE: A striker writes: ‘We have had no pay raise since 2014. Administration’s salaries have gone up as much as 45%. Lots of Admin bloat – with faculty cut off from any meaningful curricular input. So the issues of money and the quality of the students’ education are very much intertwined.’