Originally Posted by jeffb
So have i, and it's a problem that teachers get lifetime tenure far too quickly in their career and there are a lot of poor teachers on that list, which diminishes the probabilty of having the best teachers employed. Now you can argue on the severity of the problem and it varies from state to state, but it is certainly a problem.
how quickly do they get it? and what qualifies as too quick? do you actually know the answers to these questions?
do you think there are any divisive issues in the states? and do you think the institutions and local governments should decide what the teachers teach, especially in regards to controversial issues?
tenure is most certainly not the problem. the standards at which it is achieved could be an issue, depending on how you stand in terms of labour rights, but the concept of it, and the importance of it, are clearly vitally important.