THE GREATER THE NUMBER OF TENURED FACULTY THE MORE DIFFICULT IT IS TO IMPLEMENT CHANGE. Therefore, the cost of education increases for the students because necessary change is often resisted by tenured faculty. Tenure is a privilege one earns at a certain level of productivity, scholarship and ability. However, too often it protects the holder of tenure against incompetence and a reasonable level of workload. That abuse is detrimental to the needs of students, the state and the quality of the academy.
Remember that tenure creates a lifetime employment contract between the university and the professor.