Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Con to the question "Should Teachers Get Tenure?"
"[E]arly, and effectively irreversible, decisions about teacher tenure have real costs for students and ultimately all of society.
Teacher tenure, and the related onerous and costly requirements for dismissing an ineffective teacher, have evolved into a system that almost completely insulates teachers from review, evaluation, or personnel decisions that would threaten their lifetime employment. Research shows that this results in serious harm both to individual students and to society, because a small number of grossly ineffective teachers are retained in our schools."
"More Easily Firing Bad Teachers Helps Everyone," New York Times, June 11, 2014
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to teacher tenure; top-level federal and state government officials with significant involvement in tenure-related issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, Council of Academic Advisers, American Enterprise Institute, 2013-present
Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), 2013-present
Area coordinator, CESifo Research Network, 2008-present
Management Team Member, Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2008-present
Research Professor, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, 2006-present
Chairman of Executive Board, Texas Schools Project, University of Texas at Dallas, 2003-present
Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2000-present
Member, Koret Task Force on K-12 Education, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, 1999-present
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1995-present
Member, Scientific Advisory Council of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, 2006-2008
Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of Rochester, 1978-2000
Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, 1975-1978
Lecturer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Reston Campus), 1974
Associate Professor of Economics, US Air Force Academy, 1968-1973
Research Associate, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, 1970-1971
PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1968