California Assembly Bill 1466 (Teachers Paid for Hours Worked)

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Vonnegut, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Appears that some of the educational institutions in California, particularly with distant learning programs, are having interesting reactions to this bill. While it's certainly sounding disruptive, by design, it may just push for some more fair and equitable treatment of instructors, particularly adjunct.

    Prior to it's passage, I found some of the opposition from adjunct faculty to be absolutely baffling.

  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Have you seen anywhere where any of them explain their opposition? Often time these sorts of regulations have unintended consequences that hinder those they are meant to help, perhaps it relates to something along those lines?
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  5. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Some of the opposition I heard, was based on what I would label as reasonable assessments of some of the potential ramifications of this. Don't have an issue with reasonable discord and rational debate on the cost/benefit analysis of the legislation. Some of the opposition though, well the article from Kizmet summarized well. There were ALOT of faculty members, who in various outlets, were portraying this as an attack on their dignity. Commentary related to them not having completed grad school to do something beneath them like having a time-card. It's horrible, it's acting like they're not above other professions like waiters, landscapers, electricians, welders, engineers, lawyers, or medical doctors. You know, those professions that often need to track their time for their employer or billable hours for accounting.

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