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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
Tenure entrenches academics in their jobs. While it's a bulwark of academic freedom, tenure also shields those who are not currently earning their keep, as well as many who never did. The current system stymies innovation, most clearly in the area of hiring new faculty.
One of the things that most frightens non-tenured faculty members is the prospect of getting too low an average on end-of-term student course evaluations.
Conversations I've had with non-academics about university employment practices usually evoke surprise and skepticism.
North Carolina school districts should face few challenges administering a split tenure system for teachers following a state Court of Appeals opinion which maintained job protection for long-term teachers while eliminating it for those entering the profession, one official says.
North Carolina school districts should face few challenges administering a split tenure system for teachers following a state Court of Appeals opinion which maintained job protection for long-term teachers while eliminating it for those entering the profession, one official says.
Tenure entrenches academics in their jobs. While it's a bulwark of academic freedom, tenure also shields those who are not currently earning their keep, as well as many who never did. The current system stymies innovation, most clearly in the area of hiring new faculty.
North Carolina school districts should face few challenges administering a split tenure system for teachers following a state Court of Appeals opinion which maintained job protection for long-term teachers while eliminating it for those entering the profession, one official says.
While the teachers lobby claims conservative North Carolina lawmakers are waging a "full frontal assault" on educators by eliminating career status protections to weed out ineffective teachers, some education and legal experts say the state's action is aligned with a national trend to ensure childre
The leader of the state Senate promised fast action to appeal a Wake County Superior Court judge's decision halting the General Assembly's plans to end teacher tenure. Meantime, the head of the state's largest teacher association, which brought the lawsuit challenging the end of career status, was d
The Guilford County Board of Education has voted unanimously to file a lawsuit against the State of North Carolina contesting the new law that replaces teacher tenure with term contracts plus a salary bonus.
Every person in Beaufort County (or North Carolina for that matter) who is interested in public education should have been at the Conservative Republicans Club Thursday (7-10-14) night.
Tenure--a contractual arrangement that grants job security to veteran faculty members--has been a feature of American higher education since the late 19th century.
A surprising number of college and university presidents depart unexpectedly or face turmoil that nearly ends their tenure as president. Within the past six months, leaders of Illinois State, St. Augustine's, the University of Wyoming, Tuskegee University, Howard University, and SUNY-Upstate...
The latest Civitas Poll suggests strong public support for a new state law that requires local school systems to end tenure.
After years of rejecting progressives' class warfare argument about "the haves" and the "have-nots," I'm a bit embarrassed to acknowledge they've been right all along.
A crowded field is squaring off in the N.C. House District 58 race. Incumbent Rep. Alma Adams is making a run for the 12th District Congressional seat formerly held by U.S. Rep. Mel Watt. District 58 covers Guilford County's midsection, including much of Greensboro.
Freshman state Rep. Dana Bumgardner of Gastonia and longtime Gaston County Commissioner Michael Allen "Mickey" Price of Belmont have similar platforms on education, tax reform, Medicaid, teacher tenure, and merit pay for teachers.
In 2012 Tea Party Republican Eddie Gallimore came within 505 votes of defeating incumbent Republican Sen. Stan Bingham for the opportunity to represent Davidson and Montgomery counties in the North Carolina Senate. But Gallimore didn't see his primary election defeat as the end of the line.
Liberal politicians, left-wing activists, and the teacher union may not like it, but the North Carolina General Assembly is not about to abandon its reforms of teacher hiring, firing, and compensation. That's because the lawmakers who enacted them are familiar with the empirical research about what
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