Adjunct English and Film Studies Professor, Oklahoma City University
in Oklahoma City
I'm an Oklahoma native, writer, and teacher living in the middle of Oklahoma City's Renaissance story.
Fund Education NOW
BY JAMES COOPER
@ VOL 3
ON AUG 06, 2015
OKC teacher, James Cooper, discusses the intersection between public transportation, public education, and jobs. For five years after graduate school, Cooper taught as an adjunct college professor, where he discovered a world of adjuncts teaching across multiple campuses and living on low wages, carrying considerable student loan debt and working with no health or retirement benefits. Today, he teaches as a middle school teacher and serves as a trustee on OKC's Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority.