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Board of Regents of Georgia public universities voting to abolish tenure today

This isn't a good time to be an academic, especially in a red state.

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by Anonymousreply 17October 14, 2021 1:53 PM

I'm sure the Trans Haters will take a victory lap and then declare that they aren't Repigs, just regular old Democrats who've gotten tired of Gender Fascism.

by Anonymousreply 1October 13, 2021 5:09 PM

And r1 has .... what exactly to do with OP?

by Anonymousreply 2October 13, 2021 5:13 PM

Something has to give. Many taxpayers do NOT want to pay the costs of running serious, full-fledged public universities. Everyone is looking out for him or herself. There is no spirit of public good. Talent will go elsewhere. Georgia will run on poorly paid professors and eventually it will be felt in the state.

by Anonymousreply 3October 13, 2021 5:13 PM

Why would any serious academic want to be in a red state?

by Anonymousreply 4October 13, 2021 5:16 PM

r4 in today's job market, most academics take whatever job they can get. They can't afford to be picky.

by Anonymousreply 5October 13, 2021 5:17 PM

As much as they like to cry “Freedom!,” they don’t care for it .

by Anonymousreply 6October 13, 2021 5:18 PM

Other red states will follow suit

by Anonymousreply 7October 13, 2021 6:37 PM

Good. Academia is a pyramid scheme.

by Anonymousreply 8October 13, 2021 6:40 PM

Good riddance to tenure. It prevents universities from getting rid of bad apples such as anti-vax professors, racists, etc.

by Anonymousreply 9October 13, 2021 6:44 PM

And? Do you know how many shit academics are protected by tenure. Why should professors be some special class of people who never have to worry about maintaining a certain standard of work performance.

by Anonymousreply 10October 13, 2021 6:45 PM

LOL r8-r10

Keeping the anti-intellectual American tradition alive and well

by Anonymousreply 11October 13, 2021 6:47 PM

R11 people waste a decade of their lives and go into seven figure debt in a fruitless effort to join the academia racket, but I’m the stupid one. Got it.

by Anonymousreply 12October 13, 2021 6:51 PM

Seven figures, R12? You do realize that’s a million dollars. No grad program costs that much, even with living expenses. Maybe you need to go back to first-grade arithmetic.

by Anonymousreply 13October 13, 2021 7:24 PM


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by Anonymousreply 14October 13, 2021 7:52 PM

I thought Georgia did this years ago,

by Anonymousreply 15October 13, 2021 7:54 PM

If you're working in Georgia you're already fucked.

by Anonymousreply 16October 13, 2021 9:32 PM

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