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Should K-12 Teachers Have Tenure? Becker

The traditional case for tenure at the university level rests on two pillars. The first and most prominent is that this gives professors freedom to express unpopular views in their writings and lectures. The second is that professors in the same field are the best ones to judge the qualifications and promise of potential new hires and existing colleagues. This is why departments rather than central administrators choose who to hire and who to let go.
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That outdated concept called “academic freedom”

US Politics / Conservative : QandO (last year)

“Outdated” because it confilicts with liberalism.  Here’s a senior at Harvard’s view: In its oft-cited Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, the American Association of University Professors declares that “Teachers... Read Post

Mark Thoma on Xia Yeliang and the Importance of Tenure

Business & Finance / Economics : Grasping Reality with Both Hands (2 years ago)

Mark Thoma: >Economist's View: 'Liberal Peking University Professor Threatened with Expulsion': On tenure: >>Liberal Peking University professor threatened with expulsion, South China Morning Post: A renowned professor has confirmed... Read Post

Students Learn Better From Professors Outside Tenure System

Business & Finance / Economics : Wall Street Journal Economics Blog (last year)

Tenured professors at higher education institutions are certainly given more prestige than other lecturers. But are they better teachers? Read Post

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