Do Tenured Professors teach badly?

Last week I read an article about the comparison of adjunct professor versus tenured one. The recent study released by NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research) showed evidence that in Northwestern University professors outside of tenure-track system performed much better than their tenured counterparts. The author also said in this article that:
“They also found that stu­dents who were rel­a­tive­ly less qual­i­fied ac­a­demi­cal­ly fared par­tic­u­lar­ly well when they were taught by fac­ul­ty members out­side the tenure sys­tem, es­pe­cial­ly in courses where high grades were gen­er­al­ly tough­er to earn.”
I think the results of this research make sense because professors in tenure-track system, specially those who are not tenured yet, have more stress towards their research and most of their mind involve in research even when they are in class. On the other hand, the main responsibility for adjunct professors or visiting faculty members is teaching and as a result these faculty members mostly focus on teaching and try their best to teach more efficiently.
This is only an immature hypothesis and I think we need more studies in different universities for testing that hypothesis.
That article can be found in following link:
http://chronicle.com/article/Ad-juncts-Are-Bet-ter/141523/

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