It's strange that he should suggest the worth of teachers and adjunct faculty (or anyone) is measured by their paychecks. And while it's certainly true that a lot of folks make more money than I do, it doesn't follow they behave unethically in the process. Hell, my manicurist makes almost as much money as I do (and, believe me, she's worth every penny). Call me a schmuck (or the female equivalent thereof), but I take a measure of pride in knowing that what I do actually empowers people by teaching them skills that will make their own lives richer in ways that matter. Though a cost-of-living increase would be nice... I suppose, at the end of the day, we all have to live with our consciences.
- Example: my current freelancing gig is the very definition of unethical. But I get paid more than most teachers and adjunct faculty do.
America is a country where it's more profitable to cheat the system than it is to actually help people improve their lives.