Saturday, March 26, 2011

Republicans provide the justification for tenure and academic freedom.

Vengeful and ridiculous.

A Shabby Crusade in Wisconsin

Professors are not just ordinary state employees. As J. Harvie Wilkinson III, a conservative federal judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, noted in a similar case, state university faculty members are “employed professionally to test ideas and propose solutions, to deepen knowledge and refresh perspectives.” A political fishing expedition through a professor’s files would make it substantially harder to conduct research and communicate openly with colleagues. And it makes the Republican Party appear both vengeful and ridiculous.

1 comment:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

Wow, you really want to defend tenure.

If tenure is so important to everyone, why don't you pass the donation jar?

Why force taxpayers to pay for tenure?

If "tenured" professors are so valuable, you should not have a problem influencing citizens to voluntarily contribute to the tenured professor fund.