I know that more than a few people in the PLC are going to be making copies of this for ammo in discussions with administrators this year. Robert has graciously provided the full article to some of us here even though he is not back yet, and I found a way to load it into his message:
Skip Crosby asked for the article, and I did a little editing to remove all references to my colleague. As I told Skip, he is a good guy and a professional friend; while I am willing for the blog to be aware that this was a dialogue between two people, I prefer that any wider distribution be presented as musings on my part.
So, here is the complete article with editing and a few additions to flesh out certain thoughts:
I am going to post on the blog that anyone who wants a copy right away should e-mail one of you (because I’m still traveling and won’t necessarily have Internet access or be online). Right now I’m in London at a Starbuck’s using their WiFi.