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Professor Who Insulted Barbara Bush Won't Be Fired

Her remarks were free speech, Fresno State says

(Newser) - The conduct of a tenured professor who called Barbara Bush a "witch" and an "amazing racist" was "insensitive, inappropriate, and an embarrassment to the university," Fresno State president Joseph Castro said in a statement Tuesday. But he added that since Randa Jarrar was acting in a... More »

Prof's Reax to Barbara Bush Death Could Threaten Tenure

Fresno State instructor Randa Jarrar called her 'amazing racist,' 'witch'

(Newser) - While the tributes continue to pour in for Barbara Bush, a Fresno State professor is taking heat for her diatribe against the former first lady. "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who along with her husband, raised a war criminal," Randa Jarrar wrote to... More »

Calif. Teacher Unions Score Huge Victory

Judge decides tenure rules are constitutional

(Newser) - California teacher unions have regained the advantage in their fight to keep the state's tenure system, the AP reports. The victory came in the form of an appeals court decision that reversed a trial judge's ruling that found tenure deprived some students of a good education . In the... More »

Ditching Teaching Tenure Won't Help Students

Catherine Rampell: Our real concern is hiring good teachers, not firing bad ones

(Newser) - A California judge this week dealt a blow to the practice of granting tenure to public school teachers, ruling that it allows bad teachers to keep their jobs and thus deprives students —especially minorities—of their right to an education. It's a closely watched case that will likely... More »

Judge: Teacher Tenure Robs Poor Kids of Education

California judge calls it unconstitutional in landmark case

(Newser) - No more tenure for teachers? A judge in California ruled that granting lifetime jobs to educators often results in lousy schools in poor neighborhoods, reports the Los Angeles Times . Citing Brown v. Board of Education, Judge Rolf Treu said tenure for public school teachers violates the state's constitution because... More »

GOP Governors Going After Teacher Tenure

Momentum builds against once-sacred protection

(Newser) - The once-untouchable notion of teacher tenure might be in danger around the country, reports the New York Times . Republican governors in five states are moving to either abolish or water down long-held laws that make it all but impossible to fire even poor-performing teachers. What's more, they have solid chances... More »

Accused Ala. Shooter Bishop Likely Insane: Lawyer

Being denied tenure contributed to fatal shooting spree

(Newser) - The lawyer for an Alabama college professor accused of killing three colleagues during a faculty meeting said today he believes the teacher is insane, and that she says she can't remember the shooting. Amy Bishop, who has taught at the University of Alabama in Huntsville since 2003, has severe mental... More »

Female Shooter Slays 3 on Alabama Campus

Alleged shooter is staff member at Huntsville college

(Newser) - A female employee allegedly opened fire today on the University of Alabama campus in Huntsville, killing three and injuring three others. The suspect, who works in the biology department, had just been told she would not receive tenure, reports WAFF , the NBC affiliate in Huntsville. She is in custody and... More »

Baby Boomers Will Start Next Biz Craze

(Newser) - The baby boomers may be pushing 60, but they're primed to lead another "entrepreneurship boom" in America, Dane Stangler writes in the American. After all, according to one study, it's the close-to-retirement-age crowd—not 20-something whippersnappers—that has led US entrepreneurial activity since it last picked up in... More »

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