Abolish tenure


Max Boot, writing in the Los Angeles Times, elucidates what should be called "the tenure problem" of America's universities and colleges.

Abolish tenure. Subject professors to the discipline of the marketplace like almost everyone else. But of course this is an idea too radical to be seriously entertained on campus. Comparing the United States with Nazi Germany, as Ward Churchill routinely does, doesn't raise an eyebrow among the intelligentsia, but suggesting that there may be something fundamentally wrong with a system that rewards a Ward Churchill is considered too outre to discuss.

Ed Lasky   3 17 05