A former student, who wishes to remain anonymous, writes.
From: [name withheld]
I am a former student of ISM. My family moved away 3 years ago due to a new posting. Recently, I have heard about the ongoings at my former school. I am extremely stunned that matters have turned out this way. As I do not understand the exact circumstances of what has happened, I am not in a position to comment.
However, seeing ISM in the state truly disheartens me. I studied at this prestigious school for 8 good years and indeed I believe that it has given me a great foundation to my education. The reputation, prestige and honor this school has built up since its beginning is tremendous, and it would be a pity if this was destroyed within these few days.
The school's only function is to educate its students. Decisions made by the school should serve in the interests of the students, no question about it. Hopefully, the board should recognize that it has lost most if not all of its support from the faculty as well as the students. Therefore, I urge the board to act quickly to remedy the situation. If indeed resigning is the best option, then so be it. Ultimately, it is the students that will suffer the most. The future of the students is at stake here. Whatever decisions are made should benefit the interests of the students and hopefully, the board will not send a wrong signal to them. I truly hope that this problem will be resolved as soon as possible and that normalcy will return. Hope this little contribution helps.
a concerned former student
PS: please withhold my email.