South Carolina assault on tenure ‘will drive academics away’

From Times Higher Education: “Republicans in the US state of South Carolina are making a bid to end tenure outright at their state universities, escalating a nationwide series of conservative attacks on the tenets of higher education. The move by more than two dozen South Carolina lawmakers follows actions in several other politically conservative states to create or toughen systems for post-tenure review. … The attacks on tenure are part of a broader pattern of actions in Republican-led states that includes the University of Florida trying to forbid its faculty from testifying in court cases against the state government and blocking faculty attempts to include racial equity content in curriculum.”

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