Lean & Mean, Or Just Watered Down?

AJ Blogger Drew McManus, an alumnus of Interlochen, has a number of questions about this week’s cuts, and is curious about the creation of 18 new positions for “teaching assistants,” who will presumably be paid considerably less than the more experienced full-time faculty. “These assistants report directly to the newly created area coordinators, the same people responsible for evaluating and recommending the faculty members who were on the current ‘massacre’ list… I don’t know how enthusiastic I would be to send my son or daughter off to camp if part of their instruction is not going to come directly from resident faculty members.”