Without Summer Jobs, Some Adjuncts Must Fight for Unemployment Benefits

Peter Holderness for The Chronicle

Elizabeth Marino, like many adjuncts, is out of work this summer. Her application for unemployment-insurance benefits was challenged by Morton College, where she began teaching two years ago.
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Elizabeth Marino's ability to eke out a living as an adjunct instructor comes down to whether she is able to spend her summers in front of a classroom.

But this summer, just as in recent years, Ms. Marino is out of work—a typical consequence of...

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