October 3, 2008
Adjuncts Fight Back Over Academic Freedom
Steven Bitterman was on his way to teach a course in Western civilization at Southwestern Community College last fall when his car slipped off the road. By the time he got back on the road, Mr. Bitterman's clothes were muddy, so he returned home to clean up. That's where he got a telephone call from one of the college's vice presidents, saying he had been fired.
Three students, the vice president told Mr. Bitterman, were offended because he had told his class that people could more