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Goodbye to Those Overpaid Professors in Their Cushy Jobs

Jay Premack for The Chronicle

John Hare, an English professor at Montgomery College, in Maryland: "I have to spend 15 hours a week in a classroom talking about things that I really love. ... For this I get paid."
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The notion that college professors lead easy lives isn't quite dead, but it may soon be history.

A decade or two ago, it wasn't hard to find state legislators, pushing for university budget cuts, who complained about the leisurely lives of academics...

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