You know...I think people tend to be supportive of the systems they are in. Laura will be pro on contracts because that is something that seems to work well in her school, and I see them as in the way as that is what I am used to.
I would, however, be interested in seeing how the supporter and naysayers break out. How about a poll?
Do you support contracts...and if you do...do you get any benefit? For example are you paid to teach, get lesser tuition, etc?