Asher Price
May 23, 2023 - Education

Tenure on the ropes in Texas

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Texas lawmakers are poised to dismantle tenure, a hallmark of academic job protection.

Driving the news: The Texas House on Monday gave initial approval to a version of Senate Bill 18 that would let tenure continue — but would allow politically appointed overseers to fire faculty for reasons including "professional incompetence" or "conduct involving moral turpitude."


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