Tenure: A Conscientious Objective

William W. Van Alstyne, William & Mary Law School

Originally published in 26 Change Magazine at 37 (1979). Republished in the 25th Anniversary issue in 1994.


This critical response to James O'Toole's Tenure: A Conscientious Objection argues that O'Toole's argument that the tenure system is unnecessary under due process subverts the purpose of tenure elimination, that is, a healthy rate of teacher turnover.