Monday, July 13, 2015

Wisc Gov Scott Walker Signs Bill Weakening Academic Tenure

Academic Tenure was intended to foster Academic Independence. Instead it has devolved in the most lock step, brazen, in your face conformity of politically correct indoctrination imaginable.

How else can you explain University Medical Depts not only getting away with, but billing the U.S.Treasury for pathologizing 1st Amendment violators as Incurably Sick in the Mystic?

Any pretense of utility Tenure ever had, it demolished all on its own decades ago.

“Maybe it’s time for faculty and staff to start thinking about teaching more classes and doing more work.” – Gov. Walker
Via Politico

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s trailblazing effort to weaken tenure protections at public colleges and universities is now a reality with his signing of a $73 billion budget on Sunday.
The effort has outraged unions and higher education groups, leaving them fearful that other lawmakers will follow suit to unravel labor protections in higher education that have long been considered sacred ground.
Walker downplayed the changes at Sunday’s signing at a valve manufacturing facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin, emphasizing instead that tuition was being frozen in the University of Wisconsin system for another two years at the rate it was two years ago.
“We made college more affordable for college students and working families all across the state,” Walker said.[…]
Wisconsin’s system is rare in that tenure protections had been written into state law. Tenure policy is typically determined by an institution or a state board.
Nationally, about 51 percent of public institutions had a tenure system in the 2013 school year. That’s down from 59 percent a decade earlier, according to federal data.
Walker has said while discussing his proposal that “maybe it’s time for faculty and staff to start thinking about teaching more classes and doing more work.” And Walker has defended his plan by noting he has a child enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, so he has a vested interest in ensuring his plan works well.
Thank You Politico, Dapandico, and Gov Walker. 

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