Magazine questions tenure for teachers in a cover story.
And they get blasted. Horror at the thought that a teacher is not guaranteed a job for life. That there are firing offenses. Duh, we all say. But they don’t. “They”? People in the protected world of public employment have been trained that they have a job for life.
But what if a teacher commits a crime? Union lawyers will rush to claim that stealing motorcycles (or whatever) does not affect the teacher’s classroom performance. Doesn’t it affect kids to be taught by a convicted felon? Again, duh.
The Time article is behind the locked gate.