Here is Poshard's rebuttal to the DE editorial, which looked a whole lot like my blog entry?
Here is the problem with what Poshard has written here, he is just managing. If we wanted to work his political magic behind the scenes, he should have said that he was working the issue. That he was going to do his best to have SIU's employee's backs. As a reference of how to do this see the ISU President's letter. Who would you rather work for?
We are down to one brave professor with backbone at SIU and all the rest have been bullied into signing a stupid document for a stupid reason. It isn't leadership to let bullies kick around the people that work for you.
It isn't leadership to only say you are working the issues after people call you on your inaction. It is just management and management is for congressmen, senator's daughters, SIU administrators and other people who can't change the world. In general, managers don't win, leaders win.
Someone needs to explain to me how working on this ethics test for 11 minutes is better then 10. You have to carefully read 60 pages and then answer questions. Shouldn't they flunk everyone who completed the test in less then 30 minutes? Illinois' state government is really a dumb.
Which would you prefer in the place you work (live or study), to win or to have management screw up and demoralize everyone? Give me a leadership and a chance to win, it isn't to much to ask.