Immediately Protect and Strengthen Higher Education for the Post COVID World

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Janaka Lewis
1 year ago
I believe in the duties of higher education and particularly public higher education systems to protect and support faculty and staff labor regardless of rank.

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Andrew Spear
1 year ago
Education is not a luxury, especially in times like these, it is a necessity. The central proposals in this position are some of the easiest and most obvious things we can do now to work toward short- and long-term recovery and success.

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Kurt Fisher
1 year ago
This is very concerning. Great Universities will be impacted greatly if something isn’t done. Talk about losing history!!! Please sign.

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Steven Maddox
1 year ago
I'm signing because covid threatens to destroy the institution where I teach, and without help from the federal government, I fear many colleges - public and private - will be unable to recover.

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Kathleen Tremel
1 year ago
A contingent faculty at a public university, a parent of two children at public universities and a spouse of a tenured faculty at a public university.

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Clayton Black
1 year ago
I agree with its message wholeheartedly.

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Marjorie Bryer
1 year ago
I'm signing on because I work in special collections at The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, a public institution that relies heavily on state funding. I want to the library to continue to be able to provide access to our materials to students and to the public. I also want to continue to make higher education accessible to as many students as possible.

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Evan Kassof
1 year ago
I'm signing because I've spent half of my life in higher ed and have seen it seemingly be on the wrong side of every possible position. Major changes must happen to protect the existing higher ed infrastructure of quality research, scholarship, and teaching. But more importantly, structural, foundational changes must take place in order for higher ed to meet its vital mission of accessible, world-class education. The status-quo is dangerous and inept. Corporatization is dangerous and incompetent. Bloated administrations and anemic government funding is dangerous and cruel. We can have a better system, a more competent system, a more just and equitable system. Education is society.

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Shari Cantor
1 year ago
I believe in the value of higher education.

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Erin Roche
1 year ago
Why are we willing to save financial institutions, but not our most sacred educational institutions?