Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Will Students And Professors Avoid Colleges That Do Not Respect Tenure? Scott White, Forbes-

A new bill has been proposed in Nebraska to eliminate tenure for public faculty in that state. Iowa, North Carolina, Louisiana, Texas and Florida are considering similar bills. The author, State Sen. Loren Lippincott, stated that the bill would help avoid indoctrinating students “with leftist ideology.” This followed decisions by several colleges to fire tenured teachers. Manhattan College recently fired 19 tenured teachers in a cost-cutting mode. A drastic shift in the educational policies and philosophy of New College in Florida resulted in the firing of 5 tenured professors. Approximately 40 other professors left after the changes. Emporia State University eliminated tenure and fired 30 tenured teachers.