Conservatives take aim at tenure for university professors


              Max McCoy, the lone journalism professor at Emporia State University, poses for a photo in front of the school's administration building Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Emporia, Kan. McCoy penned a column that began, “I may be fired for writing this” — before learning this would be his last year teaching at the school. “This is a purge,” he said. He said all the fired professors were “Democrats or liberal in our thinking.” (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
            
              Max McCoy, the lone journalism professor at Emporia State University, talks about his dismissal in front of the school's administration building Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Emporia, Kan. McCoy penned a column that began, “I may be fired for writing this” — before learning this would be his last year teaching at the school. “This is a purge,” he said. He said all the fired professors were “Democrats or liberal in our thinking.” (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
            
              Max McCoy, the lone journalism professor at Emporia State University, poses for a photo in front of the school's administration building Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Emporia, Kan. McCoy was was one of 33 mostly tenured professors fired at the school using an emergency pandemic measure allowing universities to bypass regular policies covering terminations to balance budgets. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Conservatives take aim at tenure for university professors