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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

Reginald10 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 2:56 PM
Tenure has been a form of welfare for Professors for a long time. In what other line of work can you get a legal right not to be fired, even for cause?
A Nonny Moose Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:42 PM
All tenure means is that a process must be followed in order for the professor to be terminated for cause. For those who are not tenured, no reason is needed for them to be let go.

Conservatives should welcome the decline of academia as we know it. I, for one, will celebrate its death by engaging in the same activity that characterized my four years at what some call its pinnacle– drinking a lot of Coors Light.

There is still nostalgia among conservatives, especially older ones who have forgotten what college is really like, for the idea of higher education as a rigorous venue for intellectual growth, an environment of exciting and vibrant ideas shared by wise, caring educators dedicated to the pursuit of truth.

Today, it is nothing of the sort.

For the vast majority...