It’s very easy, I think, to polarise discourse around management. Too easy, in fact, to draw a simple line between us and them, and it was this kind of discourse which led to me being somewhat disillusioned with the whole notion of unions.
I am going to draw a bit of a line, albeit a wavy one with many many exceptions and caveats, and that is between those who teach, and those who don’t. And on that line, with a foot in both camps, so to speak, there exists what I think of as the toughest and most challenging layer of management. In a small college these may simply be heads of department,…
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