Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tenure is under attack in the US - Nathan M Greenfield, University World News

On 23 May, in the waning days of this academic year, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed a resolution which established the Task Force on Tenure in Postsecondary Education, making Louisiana the fourth US state in the past five years that has either abolished tenure or plans to do so. These attacks on the more than century-old contractual status of professors are linked to these same states’ expansion of restrictions on the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in primary and secondary school to their publicly funded colleges and universities.