[Susan notes: Kudos to the writer for extending her argumnts for the need for tenure to the larger issue of political control.]
Published in USA Today
To the editor
The security that tenure brings adds to the effectiveness of a teacher's practice. Always worrying about pleasing whoever is in charge at the moment and stressing over one's future would certainly detract from the attention that a teacher gives to her or his studies, teaching and students ( States weaken tenure rights for teachers).
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