If the Nevada Republican Party wants to do something for education in Nevada, rather than do everything possible to destroy the Nevada Higher Education System as it has over the last 40 years, there is one area the Party can examine, improve and change to save millions of dollars and move a higher education system forward that simply refuses to move forward.
The area of concern is tenure which is not necessary to protect the competent professor but is only in place at this time to protect the incompetent professor while at the same time ensuring that the higher education institution will not change, improve or move forward.
Every business owner in Nevada should think of this. Assume that you hire an employee and under a series of Nevada laws you cannot terminate that employee until the employee decides to retire. Imagine being stuck with any employee for 40 years. Tenure has that same effect. It not only protects the incompetent, it ensures that there will be little or no progress in the higher education system.
Remember that tenure creates a lifetime employment contract between the university and the professor which in reality cannot be terminated by the university.