So the Ohio General Assembly is really at it: they’ve stripped out of Kasich’s budget and put into an education bill, HB 484, a stricture requiring public colleges and universities to up faculty workload “by ten per cent in the combined areas of instruction, advising, and research.” Maybe they just want us to give up service? I doubt it. This is exactly the sort of idea that indicates the hostility of Kasich, whose administration proposed the measure, to workers in general and faculty in particular. Why not a measure increasing the workload of coaches or administrators, too? That’s where the money is.