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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:13 PM

Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors, Most universities plan to bring students back to campus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/us/coronavirus-college-professors.html#click=https://t.co/i6kjU4MPOz

"Most universities plan to bring students back to campus. But many of their teachers are concerned about joining them."

"College students across the country have been warned that campus life will look drastically different in the fall, with temperature checks at academic buildings, masks in half-empty lecture halls and maybe no football games. What they might not expect: a lack of professors in the classroom."

"Thousands of instructors at American colleges and universities have told administrators in recent days that they are unwilling to resume in-person classes because of the pandemic."

"More than three-quarters of colleges and universities have decided students can return to campus this fall. But they face a growing faculty revolt. ďUntil thereís a vaccine, Iím not setting foot on campus,Ē said Dana Ward, 70, an emeritus professor of political studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., who teaches a class in anarchist history and thought. ďGoing into the classroom is like playing Russian roulette.Ē

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BigmanPigman Jul 2020 OP
MelissaB Jul 2020 #1
AllyCat Jul 2020 #2
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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:02 PM

1. Can confirm.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 07:55 AM

2. It isn't safe!! I'm sorry this is affecting money, jobs, and our whole

way of life. IT ISNíT SAFE. Temperature checks are not going to cut it. Only rapid , on-the-spot COVID checks would even scratch the surface of this pandemic. We donít have that. We donít have good treatments. We donít have a vaccine. IT ISNíT SAFE

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 04:14 PM

3. We are no where close to thinking of reopening safely.

If we had mandatory masks, etc and job guarantees upon returning as well as food, housing and health care paid for by the govt while they did testing and manufactured more PPE for everyone back in Feb/March than we would be in a much safer position.

I read this about schools in Taiwan and what they did and it worked!

I wouldn't go into a classroom in Sept unless things changed drastically and that isn't going to happen. I have been ill from my classroom environment for the majority of my career as a teacher in Elem School and have permanent health damage due to it and had to stop teaching (doctors' orders).

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