Just thinking. Notice how the creation of community colleges seemed to be one of the old “teacher colleges” where faculty spent less time with research and most of their time teaching and concerning themselves with pedagogy. However, the five courses that were mandated seemed excessive to faculty who taught four at teachers colleges and unthinkable to faculty at research universities where two courses or fewer was the norm. However, at the time it seemed innocent enough.
One can see how one set of faculty were going to be seen as less than while the other was going to be “worth” more. One set was working with science and scientism projects. (Scientism – Spivak: techno-capitalism) The other set was going to teach the underclass. Now, at community colleges faculty members teaching in liberal arts or fine arts programs are going to be all adjuncts often via online less-than or ready-made courses.
Teaching the underclass doesn’t require that the students know more than the vocational training (that they once got on-the-job) that they need for jobs: A convenient (and old fashion) way to limit solidarity for all faculty and students through ignorance at the student’s and state’s expense. Have an adjunct patching together a living too busy to mentor or advise, teach and "get lost." Just thinking.