The Plight of the Graduate Assistant

Harvard Files Amicus Brief Against Graduate Student Unionization

I have had a wonderful experience as a graduate assistant, but I do understand some graduate assistants are not compensated fairly for the efforts they put forth. I hope this isn’t another “paying their dues” argument from the institutions’ side.

On another note, I would hate to pay for an education and be in courses exclusively taught by students.

Finally, I think this argument goes hand-in-hand with the adjunct argument.

The expectations need to be leveled – what the parties can expect for pay, and what the institutions can expect to get for that pay.