To those focusing on tenure, you’re doing it wrong

Money quote:

Whether or not you listen to what I say is your problem, not mine. But go ahead, continue on your path, eliminating tenure. Spend your lives fighting for something that will in the long-run do absolutely nothing. Actually, you won’t be here to see that outcome because you’ll have moved onto something else. If it’s not education policy, it’s law school. If it’s not education writing, it’s becoming a board member at a large testing company.


Yes, please, focus on tenure, or school closures, or value-added modeling. That way, you will further alienate yourselves from the profession you claim to improve. You will receive no mandate, no consent from the educator. Again, you will meet outright resistance or malaise. Either way, nothing that you do will be implemented effectively.