Governor wants professors to teach more classes

March 24, 2011

Kudos to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who wants professors at public universities to teach more classes.

Oklahomans agree with that idea. According to a new SoonerPoll survey, 63 percent of Oklahomans believe that "professors should be paid based on how much teaching they do, especially how many students they teach" (only 25 percent disagree with that statement). OCPA distinguished fellow J. Rufus Fears, who teaches at the University of Oklahoma, explains why professors should teach more classes: