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Does Academic Freedom Not Apply to Criticism of Tenure?

(2) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 11:33 AM

Academic freedom in higher education is an honorable, noble proposition and allegedly protected by tenure. That is what I believed as young assistant professor starting out over 30 years ago. I quickly became disillusioned that the protections provided by tenure were really about job security for professors. Common comments I...

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