“What happens in our private sector should be applied to our universities as well”
This is an outstanding idea. You want to hit back at the radical state of higher education? Hit them right in the wallet. Watch how fast their attitude changes.
The College Fix reports:
Iowa senator wants to end tenure at state universities
An Iowa Republican state senator has once again introduced legislation to eventually eliminate tenure at the state’s public universities.
Brad Zaun’s (right) legislation would forbid “the establishment or continuation of a tenure system for any employee of an institution” according to the legislation. It would apply to any higher education institution “governed by the state board of regents.”
“I don’t think anyone in our universities should be guaranteed a job,” Zaun said in a recent interview with Iowa radio host Jeff Angelo.
“What happens in our private sector should be applied to our universities as well,” the state senator said. He also criticized sabbaticals that take the professor away from the classroom as well as the use of teaching assistants to teach classes. “That is disingenuous” to parents and students who pay money for those classes.
Zaun did not respond to two emailed requests from The College Fix seeking comment on his legislation in the past two weeks.
The Fix asked what his desired outcome if this bill is, if he had any concerns about endangering the positions of professors who may have unpopular views and if there are other methods that could be employed to hold professors accountable.
Zaun has previously introduced the legislation in the last Iowa General Assembly session. His legislation is currently in committee and its companion legislation in the Iowa House of Representatives passed out of a subcommittee on January 26.
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