Sunday, September 24, 2006


As we were getting ready to go to church this morning, husband John was wondering what colleagues might say when asked about my situation. I surmised that they would probably try to make it short—and that they probably wouldn’t defend the administration by saying: Truth be told, she actually was profoundly deficient. Rather, I imagine their best defense of the administration would be something like: It’s a terrible thing that she went public.


  1. But we public don't think so...

  2. If they were asked, they would not necessarily be free to give the answer they'd like to give.

    You are an object lesson to all faculty members at CTS, present and future. If they defend you they are in danger of the same kind of treatment you received. If the administration has behaved as you indicate, and remember, you are well documented that it did, then other faculty members have no reason to believe such administrators would behave any more gently with them.

    You have done too good a job of telling your story to have open supporters among the faculty.

    However, the most telling silence is not that the faculty are silent toward and about you, but that so many are silent about the administration.

    Silence speaks more than one language.