Bills to Kill Tenure in Iowa, Missouri


This is from the “Capital Roundup for January 12, written by Lee Gazette for the Des Moines Register:

“A state senator again has filed a bill seeking to end the tenure system at Iowa’s three state universities. Sen. Brad Zaun, R-Urbandale, has filed the bill before, but this year Senate File 41 may get more attention with Republicans controlling the Senate. The bill also would ban tenure at community colleges. The bill would allow universities to fire any member for ‘just cause, program discontinuance and financial exigency.’”

And this is a bill introduced in the Missouri legislature:

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Clearly this sort of thing has come out of ALEC. Expect more of the same, and some very existential fights.


2 thoughts on “Bills to Kill Tenure in Iowa, Missouri

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