After awhile I’m going to get a little testy about what some politicians are doing to public education, first cutting its funding, then muzzling teachers and banning books in schools, and now trying to demolish professor’s tenure. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced last month a plan to phase out all tenure in Texas’ public colleges and universities, and to revoke tenure for those who teach critical race theory. Patrick is hardly the first state leader to go after tenure for university professors. Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker worked to weaken tenure protections at his state’s university system. A current bill in South Carolina would end tenure in that state. Georgia made it easier last year for administrators in public universities to fire tenured professors. See dianeravitch for more on the story.