While most colleges and universities treat (and pay) their adjunct faculty like serfs, those on tenure get big bucks for barely breaking a sweat. One of them, new superstar Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), self-proclaimed champion of the middle class, somehow found a way to accept $350,000 for teaching one course at Harvard Law School.
Add to that the fact that more than $40 billion gushing into these institutions is coming from taxpayers, in the form of research grants or loans and grants to students, and the case for being exempt from property taxes essentially collapses.
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