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Maurice R. Berube, PhD Biography

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

“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,”, 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
  • PhD, Union Institute and University
  • MA, New York University
  • BA, Fordham College at Rose Hill, 1954
  • His son, Michael Berube, is the Paterno Family Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should Teachers Get Tenure?