Last updated on: 7/18/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Maurice R. Berube, PhD Biography

Title:
Eminent scholar emeritus of Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Teachers Get Tenure?"
Reasoning:

“One of the chief reasons for the teachers’ unions in the first place was to protect teachers from outside pressure through tenure. Tenure is not easily given; it is earned.

Moreover, critics of teachers’ unions do not take into account the fact that teaching is labor-intensive and teachers often burn out.

Teachers are not the problem of American education, as some charge; they are the solution.”

“Letter to the Editor,” nytimes.com, Mar. 3, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Eminent scholar emeritus, Educational Leadership, Old Dominion University
  • State Coordinator, Virginia Education Policy Fellowship Program, 2008-present
  • Recipient, Outstanding Achievement Award, Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries, 1998
  • Former teacher, New York City Public Schools
Education:
  • PhD, Union Institute and University
  • MA, New York University
  • BA, Fordham College at Rose Hill, 1954
Other:
  • His son, Michael Berube, is the Paterno Family Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should Teachers Get Tenure?