Why Conservatives Should Defend Tenure

October 23, 2015

By David Clemens at The John William Pope Center

Lately, tenure has come under heavy criticism, particularly from conservatives who maintain that it protects incompetent, ignorant, or indifferent teachers to the detriment of students. As Naomi Schaefer Riley wrote in this Wall Street Journal piece, “We need to reward good teaching regularly, not give permanent job security for what professors have accomplished up to a given point, as tenure does...

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