PERSPECTIVE: Why Attack Tenure? Here’s a Political Reason

Amherst professor Adam Sitze, writing in Inside Higher Education: “Lifetime judicial tenure isn’t then the perk of an elite few. It’s a principled way to achieve the goal of good government in a democratic republic. The same goes for academic tenure. Its goal is to give professors the freedom to pursue lasting truths without being cowed by the trustees and presidents who appoint them or by powerful majorities who might be offended by their teachings or findings. In the same way, tenure allows the judiciary to be an independent voice for justice; it allows the university to be an independent voice for truth.” Read more here.

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