He also written several books and articles on the topic of education, including The Dark Side of Educational Leadership: Superintendents and the Professional Victim
Syndrome, published by Rowman & Littlefield (Dec 16, 2008), which he co-wrote with Peter Litchka.
And yet it is Walt Polka who, after leaving Lewiston-Porter in disgrace, felt compelled to write a book called, "The Dark Side of Educational Leadership: Superintendents and the Professional Victims
Syndrome." In it, he describes the "professional victims syndrome" as "the condition confronted by many educational leaders, especially superintendents of schools, who are subjected to a career crisis in which their professional reputation may be tarnished and they have the ultimate challenge to survive as both a leader and a person." What a crock!