An interesting article via VodkaPundit:
Abolish tenure to make professors more accountable.
Churchill and his professorial colleagues are beneficiaries of the most ironclad protection for mountebanks, incompetents and sluggards ever devised. It’s called tenure.
To fire a tenured professor requires a legal battle that can make the Clinton impeachment seem like a small-claims dispute. Even if there is clear evidence of wrongdoing, professors are entitled to endless procedural safeguards against being fired.
I can’t help but agree. Tenure, like many other union firing protections, may sound good in theory. But in practice I think it does far more harm than good.