Texas Community College Fires Tenured Faculty Activist

Brandon Leung

David M. Smith, shown speaking at a conference in January, plans to challenge his dismissal in court. "I am being fired because I have been the union president and I have been helping colleagues and students with grievances," he says.
August 02, 2013

The College of the Mainland, a two-year public college in Texas, has fired a tenured professor who had clashed with its leadership and some of his peers in challenging administrative directives on behalf of other faculty members.

The college's Board…

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