Thursday, June 12, 2014

Things to come

You have undoubtedly been reading or hearing about a recent court case in California which found that K-12 teacher "tenure" was unconstitutional because it adversely affected lower income and minority students disproportionately.*

Now I know that "tenure" in K-12 is different in many ways from tenure in higher ed - and at UC in particular.  UC tenure involves a longer review period in general - typically around 6 years - and an elaborate process of inside and external reviews of research and teaching.

However, because the news media call both forms of job security "tenure," don't think that the K-12 decision won't be used by some to raise questions about tenure in higher ed.  The image put forward will be the one below:


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