On April 16, 2000, the Boston Globe broke its usual silence on the state college situation by publishing the following letter on its editorial page. To voice your own opinion on this or other matters, contact the Globe.

Faculty pay is low at Mass. state colleges

The Globe's April 2 editorial on Lieutenant Governor Jan Swift ("Swift change needed") correctly criticizes her for teaching one course at Suffolk University for $25,000 per year. State college faculty teach eight courses per year and have been working without a contract since last June. Despite having earned doctorates, many receive salaries below $40,000. 

Massachusetts state colleges provide students with the low-cost, high-quality education essential to economic growth. This resource is at risk when faculty members are paid significantly lower salaries than their peers in other states. 

Posted here with Dr. Bisk's permission.

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