Patrick Mehr

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My American wife finds it difficult to understand why, just because I graduated from France’s École Polytechnique and became an engineer of the country’s Corps des Mines when I was 21, I was automatically given position after position in the French civil service and in large state-controlled companies until I moved to the United States.

Why should someone be given tenure just because he went to a certain school? Academics who enjoy similar job security in the United States justify tenure on the grounds that it protects intellectual freedom and comes with peer recognition of proven professional accomplishment. Public school teachers owe their job security to the power of their unions.…  Seguir leyendo »