ACT Essay Practice Prompt 5

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ACT Essay Practice Prompt 5

Colleges reward professors, who have significant research and teaching experience, with tenure. Once tenured, a professor holds his or her job without review and with little danger of being fired or replaced. Some people believe that high school teachers should be tenured as a reward for dedicated service. These people argue that tenure will attract highly qualified candidates to the profession and also allow teachers to do their jobs without fear of losing them. Opponents of this plan believe that tenure only leads to poor teaching. Without any fear of losing their jobs, teachers will not care as much about their students. In your opinion, should high school teachers receive tenure?

In an essay, take a position on this question. You may write on either one of the views presented, or on a different point of view relevant to the question. Use examples and reasons to support your position.

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