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As an educator who has divided his 32-year career almost equally between the public and private sectors, I believe I bring a unique perspective to the debate on tenure, having lived in school settings where it was a bedrock of the educational culture and in others where it was nonexistent.
Did you know that Robin Hood and his merry band swore never to harm a child? Better known is that "they would take that which had been wrung from the poor by unjust taxes, or land rents, or in wrongful fines; but to the poor folk they would give a helping hand in need and trouble, and would return to them that which had been unjustly taken from them." Please note that the poor aren't poor in this story without reason. They had been unjustly trespassed against.
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