|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.