Parsing Profs' Pay

According to the American Association of University Professors' 2012 annual salary survey, "the higher education recession could not plausibly be described as a thing of the past." The AAUP says "2011 [to 20]12 represents the continuation of a historic low period in faculty compensation," adding that "if this is the recovery, we may be in for a long ride — and we have to wonder whether we'll ever get back to where we were before the crash." In discussing its data, the AAUP says that while academic facult

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