Miami Herald



Tenure in state universiti­es and colleges protects faculty from being fired without due process or for reasons having nothing to do with job performanc­e. Without tenure, faculty can be fired because, for example, a supervisor wants their job for a friend or family member, or a department head doesn’t like that faculty member.

History faculty are now supposed to teach America’s Civil War without mentioning slavery as a cause. This is ridiculous. Will we next teach our youth about World War II without mentioning Pearl Harbor?

Distinguis­hed professors won’t work in a state that ignores their expertise

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