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Old 02-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #15 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
I'm saying that teachers in the USA, once they have tenure are next to impossible to get rid of no matter how poor their performance may be. Many are evaluated and get low performance grades but because they have tenure it's next to impossible to let them go. Which in turn keeps a lot of bad teachers employed. Not only that it takes very little to get get tenure. It's a major problem.
tenure was and is the lynchpin of academic freedom in almost any educational institution.

either bill h is right and you are just using the wrong word, or you are using the right word and have no sense of it's broader implications beyond 'tough to fire'. either way, you don't have a clue what you are talking about.
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