The University of California walkout, scheduled to take place tomorrow, is "a moral, pragmatic and political misstep," write Jonathan Eisen and his colleague in the German department, Winder McConnell, in the Sacramento Bee. Above all, they say, professors have an obligation to their students and that "the classroom is sacrosanct." They write:
Furthermore, Eisen and McConnell add that if the state budget gets tighter for next year, there could be additional cuts. "If we slash instructional time as a way to spread the pain, it will come back to bite us," they say. Eisen goes into more detail on his blog.