Want to Kill Tenure? Be Careful What You Wish For

“The trustee hadn’t said a word for an hour as the board of the small Midwestern liberal-arts college debated ways to turn around its flagging fortunes. But during a lull in the conversation, he finally spoke up. As David Strauss recalls, ‘He looked at everybody as if we’d all been fools, and said, “Well, the solution is easy. Get rid of tenure”‘. Strauss, a principal of the Art and Science Group, a consulting firm that works with colleges, had heard the argument before …” (more)

[Lee Gardner, Chronicle of Higher Education, 18 June]

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