After years of toiling out of the spotlight, you've been cast to center stage, with everyone and her sister giving you advice about doing your jobs and navigating the political waters. I personally have been inspired and moved by your collective actions in the face of relentless GOP assaults over the past year.
As I think about the challenges ahead, I don't envy you. You're being asked to sacrifice teaching assistants, textbooks, and facilities ... and to surrender what small amount of job security you currently have.
In short, you are being divided and conquered, played one against the other, with callous disregard for your work, your passions, and your prosperity. You are pawns in a Republican game, pure and simple.
If you choose to play along with the GOP Plan of Destruction, you can be sure you will not end up in a better place, either in the short term or the long term. That Plan of Destruction includes decimating your profession, forcing you to denounce science in the classroom, and watching for-profit interests chip away at the very foundation of your career. If you choose to play along with the GOP Plan of Destruction, you will be hastening the end of public education in North Carolina, our state's most valuable public institution.