'Nobody deserves tenure'
Not professors. Not cops. Not teachers. Nobody except maybe federal judges, says Chester Finn, president of the Fordham Foundation and an influential player in ed policy circles. Among the reasons he says teacher tenure is problematic: "Because tenure—job security in general—is a valuable employment benefit that substitutes in part for salary, it tends to hold down teacher pay," he wrote on the Education Next blog, "which in turn affects who does and doesn’t seek to enter this line of work and who does and doesn’t stay there."