Texas Senate Approves Ban On College, University Faculty Tenure

  • The Texas Senate passed a bill to ban higher education institutions in Texas from implementing tenure, a lifetime contract, with employees.
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who leads the Senate, lauded the bill’s passage, which is one of his 30 legislative priorities. 
  • “Tenured university professors are the only people in our society that have the guarantee of a job,” he said in a statement. “Over the past year, it has become abundantly clear that some tenured faculty at Texas universities feel immune to oversight from the legislature and their respective board of regents,” he added, referring to those who continue to implement diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies despite the fact that they violate federal law. 
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