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  • v. Present participle of tenure.


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  • He recently said that NCLB has been too narrowly focused on standardized testing, yet keeps pushing for states to use student test scores as a “significant factor” in evaluating, tenuring, firing and paying teachers.

    Poll on NCLB: Americans want overhaul (but does Congress?)

  • Mr. Yglesias has to make up his mind, because I am pretty sure that the Obama program includes the continued practice of tenuring bad teachers, for their poverty sake, you know.

    Matthew Yglesias » Kristof Gets Education Mostly Right, Slights Importance of Poverty

  • But welcome to my world, denizens of the R-1 -- Zenith is one of the places from which senior women and faculty of color in particular tend to get cherry picked as research universities try to bolster their miserable performance at hiring, tenuring and promoting.

    Newsflash: Ned Blackhawk to Join Yale Faculty

  • Harvard, for example, is legendary for very rarely tenuring their own junior faculty at all.

    An Adult in the Playroom

  • For example, just to name a few fights: he came out against affirmative action, slammed diversity, made comments about women & science, slammed the entire social sciences except econ, of course, said the Law School had weak tenuring standards and slammed his deans on numerous occasions.

    "Summers!" "Superintendant Chalmers!", Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Theory was weak there, but improved tremendously with a couple of hires and a tenuring.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Our basic philosophy: colleagiality: We look forward to tenuring every person we hire, and it's pretty rare that we fail.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • I tend to think yes — universities should have the option of tenuring those whom they wish on the grounds that they wish — but am open to persuasion.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Finkelstein Affair:

  • Over that relative eternity, he can win over the voters, wait out the tenuring of younger and often more statistically minded voters, who have been a solid Bagwell bloc, or find an easier ballot on which to stand out. Chronicle

  • Last week, the National Education Association's board produced a proposal that, for the first time, endorsed a teacher evaluation and tenuring system that takes student performance into account.

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