Immediately Protect and Strengthen Higher Education for the Post COVID World

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Kurt Fisher
4 days 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
I agree with its message wholeheartedly.

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Marjorie Bryer
Jun 7, 2020
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
May 29, 2020
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
May 21, 2020
I believe in the value of higher education.

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Erin Roche
May 20, 2020
Why are we willing to save financial institutions, but not our most sacred educational institutions?

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Wayne Smith
May 18, 2020
I am (and have been for a while) an integral part of higher ed & public education and I fully support it. While this pandemic ravages our world on many levels, access to education for our students financially should not be allowed to go to shambles.

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Lisa Streit
May 15, 2020
An education should be a step into a self-sustainable livelihood for anyone seeking an education. Not a step into overwhelming debt that puts individuals at poverty levels. Waiting ten to fifteen years for a return on investment during the prime of life is unacceptable! We will never be a successful society until it changes for the better good!