The Real Cost of Disinvestment in Higher Education
In this short video on the NEA’s Join Higher Ed page, Aruna Krishnamurthy, English Professor at Fitchburg State University, tells a compelling story of the realities our students face every day, the consequences of viewing our students as customers, and our mission as a union to fight for our students and public education.
Aruna is the MSCA Organizing and Unity Leader overseeing the new member liaison grant from the MTA, serves as chapter vice president and grievance officer of the Fitchburg State University chapter, as the Vice Chair of the Day Bargaining Committee and is a member of the Employee Relations Committee. She previously served as chapter president of the Fitchburg State University chapter from 2017 through 2021 and was Editor of the union newsletter Perspective.
In this short video on the NEA’s Join HigherEd page, Cathy Fahey, Research and Instruction Librarian at Salem State University, tells a compelling story of the human cost of the state’s disinvestment in public higher education and how the union rectifies inequalities.
Cathy serves as a new member liaison in a grant from MTA and a member of the Executive Committee of the Salem State University chapter.