Saturday, April 7, 2012
Less Tenure = More Grade Inflation
The destruction of tenure can only mean more grade inflation, which is mostly going to benefit kids with influential and rich parents. It's the not the reason for movements to end tenure, which has to do with gashing wages and keeping professors even more on the political leash (though most of them are happy to be on it anyhow). But it's sort of a nice side benefit for rich parents who have kids that are obnoxious and not too bright.