Originally Posted by 'trane
absolute and total nonsense. if you think tenure is a problem, then you have no clue about the history of academic work and research.
I could be wrong, but I think Jeff meant something else. He's just using the wrong word to express his point.
I think Jeff was trying to make a point about teachers' unions in the American public school systems. In some states, it's really hard to fire a teacher, even a bad one. The thing is, people blow this point out of proportion. For every bad teacher who deserves to be fired, there are many more who are grossly underpaid and underappreciated.