Last updated on: 12/6/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Adam Ross, JD Biography

Title:
Former General Counsel for the United Federation of Teachers
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Teachers Get Tenure?"
Reasoning:

“Tenure helps ensure that teachers can do their jobs…

It enables teachers to grade honestly, to speak out for their students’ needs, to teach controversial subjects and to blow the whistle on corruption and poor practices. It allows teachers to teach without fear, particularly necessary in today’s politically charged climate.”

Linda Ocasio, “UFT Argues for Dismissal of Tenure Case,” uft.org, Jan. 4, 2018

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Counsel, Lamb & Barnosky LLP, 2018-present
  • General Counsel, United Federation of Teachers, 2011-2018
  • Special Counsel, United Federation of Teachers, 2006-2011
  • Former Associate, Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP
Education:
  • JD, Boston University, 2002
  • BS, Labor and Industrial Relations, Cornell University, 1999
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Teachers Get Tenure?