Why Tenure Exists: to Take Away Freedom

People think the protection of professors is why tenure exists. Here is an example of how wrong they are. The reason tenure exists is to censor speech. It is simple to see why. In order to control speech you need a way to give rewards and punishments. In a society that is supposed to honor and allow free speech, you have to be somewhat clever (even if your ruse is obvious) about how you go about setting up this system. Tenure supposedly protects academics. It is a bad system that shouldn’t Read more […]