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In October 2015, the Martin Center published an article reminding conservatives why they should defend tenure.
In October 2015, the Martin Center published an article reminding conservatives why they should defend tenure.
 
In May, The Chronicle of Higher Education asked four academics from across the country to weigh in on the "adjunct crisis."
In May, The Chronicle of Higher Education asked four academics from across the country to weigh in on the "adjunct crisis."
 
For most professors, the quest for tenure is an all-consuming obsession
 
The Martin Center has been covering the Kafkaesque case of Marquette University professor John McAdams since it first broke several years ago
The Martin Center has been covering the Kafkaesque case of Marquette University professor John McAdams since it first broke several years ago
 
Unlike tenure contract provisions, magistrate raises are based on service time and can be suspended by NCGA.
Unlike tenure contract provisions, magistrate raises are based on service time and can be suspended by NCGA.
 
In an April decision, the state's highest court held that the General Assembly had violated the U.S. Constitution when it stripped teachers of tenure protection
In an April decision, the state's highest court held that the General Assembly had violated the U.S. Constitution when it stripped teachers of tenure protection
 
Earlier this week, the North Carolina Supreme Court heard oral arguments to decide the constitutionality of legislation to phase out North Carolina's teacher tenure system.
Earlier this week, the North Carolina Supreme Court heard oral arguments to decide the constitutionality of legislation to phase out North Carolina's teacher tenure system.
 
The increased use of non-tenure track faculty by universities has drawn condemnation from many entrenched in the seniority system, but critics may be ignoring the more complex realities and distinctive needs of 21st Century higher education.
The increased use of non-tenure track faculty by universities has drawn condemnation from many entrenched in the seniority system, but critics may be ignoring the more complex realities and distinctive needs of 21st Century higher education.
 
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
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
 
Conversations I've had with non-academics about university employment practices usually evoke surprise and skepticism.
Conversations I've had with non-academics about university employment practices usually evoke surprise and skepticism.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
 
It is easy to portray Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded by the University of Illinois, as the victim of a witch hunt resulting from his outspoken, ill-tempered anti-Zionist rants.
It is easy to portray Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded by the University of Illinois, as the victim of a witch hunt resulting from his outspoken, ill-tempered anti-Zionist rants.
 
The University of North Carolina system recently took a step to make professors with tenure — the contractual arrangement granting job security to veteran faculty members — more accountable by revising its policy on post-tenure review.
The University of North Carolina system recently took a step to make professors with tenure — the contractual arrangement granting job security to veteran faculty members — more accountable by revising its policy on post-tenure review.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
 
If you like your teacher tenure plan, you can keep your teacher tenure plan, Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, told educators at a Wednesday press conference. Just don't expect a pay raise.
If you like your teacher tenure plan, you can keep your teacher tenure plan, Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, told educators at a Wednesday press conference. Just don't expect a pay raise.
 
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 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
 
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.
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.
 
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.
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.
 
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...
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.
The latest Civitas Poll suggests strong public support for a new state law that requires local school systems to end tenure.
 
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.
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
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
 
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.
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.
 
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
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
 
North Carolina K-12 public school teachers currently enjoy enhanced job security after completing four years on the job. A new ruling by the state's second-highest court highlights the need for school boards to follow proper procedures in deciding whether to grant tenure, or "career status," to teac
North Carolina K-12 public school teachers currently enjoy enhanced job security after completing four years on the job. A new ruling by the state's second-highest court highlights the need for school boards to follow proper procedures in deciding whether to grant tenure, or "career status," to teac
 
A recent New York Times piece caught my eye, as it hit upon a topic - alas! - so close to my heart. I'm talking about the enormous glut of people who have earned their PhDs. but cannot find secure, decent-paying academic work.
A recent New York Times piece caught my eye, as it hit upon a topic - alas! - so close to my heart. I'm talking about the enormous glut of people who have earned their PhDs. but cannot find secure, decent-paying academic work.
 
During the 1990s, North Carolina's public schools posted some of the strongest performance gains in the country on independent reading and math tests. Democrats and Republicans took pride in the accomplishment and vied for the credit. Over the past decade, however, the trend has been markedly...
During the 1990s, North Carolina's public schools posted some of the strongest performance gains in the country on independent reading and math tests. Democrats and Republicans took pride in the accomplishment and vied for the credit. Over the past decade, however, the trend has been markedly...
 
Tenure-track faculty openings attract scores of applicants. Sometimes the decision makers look for the most competent individuals. Often, however, colleges "recruit" faculty members on the basis of ideological considerations that have nothing to do with true professional standards.
Tenure-track faculty openings attract scores of applicants. Sometimes the decision makers look for the most competent individuals. Often, however, colleges "recruit" faculty members on the basis of ideological considerations that have nothing to do with true professional standards.
 
The labor market for college professors has long been distorted. Tenure is a major factor; another is the presence of a massive labor supply glut, in the form of too many aspiring faculty members for too few full-time jobs. In some ways, the faculty labor market now resembles the market for...
The labor market for college professors has long been distorted. Tenure is a major factor; another is the presence of a massive labor supply glut, in the form of too many aspiring faculty members for too few full-time jobs. In some ways, the faculty labor market now resembles the market for...
 
Most professors accept the following statement, or something very nearly like it: tenure exists in order to protect academic freedom. Without tenure, so the story goes, scholars would be forced to choose between employment and the quest for truth; dogma would replace objectivity.
Most professors accept the following statement, or something very nearly like it: tenure exists in order to protect academic freedom. Without tenure, so the story goes, scholars would be forced to choose between employment and the quest for truth; dogma would replace objectivity.
 
A few weeks ago, I was interviewing one of North Carolina's senior Democratic statesmen for my upcoming biography of former Gov. Jim Martin. Not surprisingly, the interview occasionally veered from the political events of 20 years ago to the political events of 2013.
A few weeks ago, I was interviewing one of North Carolina's senior Democratic statesmen for my upcoming biography of former Gov. Jim Martin. Not surprisingly, the interview occasionally veered from the political events of 20 years ago to the political events of 2013.
 
Once again we hear calls for education reform and like many issues there is some right and some wrong in what is being discussed.
Once again we hear calls for education reform and like many issues there is some right and some wrong in what is being discussed.
 
A merit pay system for teachers, changes to teacher tenure, tax credits for private school tuition, and new charter school initiatives are among education reform measures that could be passed in the state House of Representatives in the next few weeks, House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg...
A merit pay system for teachers, changes to teacher tenure, tax credits for private school tuition, and new charter school initiatives are among education reform measures that could be passed in the state House of Representatives in the next few weeks, House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg...
 
Students are often exasperated by professors who waste their time with boring, rambling, irrelevant lectures. The problem is that tenured faculty members often just don't care any longer.
Students are often exasperated by professors who waste their time with boring, rambling, irrelevant lectures. The problem is that tenured faculty members often just don't care any longer.
 
Tenure, or whatever you want to call it, is necessary and essential until we reform the way school boards operate in this state.
Tenure, or whatever you want to call it, is necessary and essential until we reform the way school boards operate in this state.
 
I had the opportunity recently to observe the NC Senate Education Committee debate S 423 which, if it passes, will create a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee to study "teacher tenure."
I had the opportunity recently to observe the NC Senate Education Committee debate S 423 which, if it passes, will create a Joint Legislative Oversight Committee to study "teacher tenure."
 
There's a lot of talk these days about teachers. More specifically, what kind of compensation should teachers receive and whether they should receive "tenure."
There's a lot of talk these days about teachers. More specifically, what kind of compensation should teachers receive and whether they should receive "tenure."
 
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