Washington DC

June 16, 2006

Most Americans, 62 per cent, support the right of lecturers to express antiwar sentiments in classrooms, specifically on the Iraq War, according to a phone poll conducted for the American Association of University Professors. Some 81 per cent of respondents thought that tenure sometimes protected incompetent faculty, while 58 per cent felt it removed the incentive to work hard. More than two thirds wanted to modify tenure, and 13 per cent wised to abolish it.

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