College Madness|’I can’t teach when I’m dead.’ UGA staff, students hold die-in over resuming strategies

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University of Georgia students, faculty and personnel staged a die-in demonstration on UGA’s North School on Thursday. The protest is hosted by the United School Employees of Georgia.

Lots of students, professors and staff sprawled out throughout the University of Georgia school Thursday afternoon, playing dead to protest the university’s reopening plans as the risk of COVID-19 still looms large– larger than it did when schools first closed during the spring semester.

OCCURRING NOW: @universityofga trainees and staff hold distinct “die-in” in demonstration of school’s prepared fall resuming. #UGA

— CBS46 (@cbs46) August 6, 2020

Cardboard and paper indications rested on their bodies, some depicting gravestones, others stating “I can’t teach when I’m dead,” “How many will UGA let die?” or “When I stated I was passing away to return to my classroom, I didn’t imply it literally,” video by the Athens Banner-Herald program.

In-person classes are arranged to resume Aug. 20 at the Athens, Georgia university, however numerous personnel and students are at chances with the school, and the University System of Georgia, according to an open letter.

Mask are required on school, however that’s inadequate, according to the United School Employees of Georgia, the group that organized the protest.

“Leaders throughout the University System of Georgia are showing callous disregard for health and wellness and workers’ rights in their strategies to reopen schools for in-person teaching in the fall,” the group said in a July petition. “They are putting earnings over individuals.”

The group delivered an open letter that was composed by graduate trainees and signed by students and allies from across the state to Morehead’s office.

The letter asks that college students be included in fall resuming strategies which the university make changes to its existing plans.
The letter has over 1,000 signatures since Aug. 6.

“Under the scenarios and provided our mission to educate trainees, it is not useful or prudent to allow individual workers to decide whether to work from home or school,” UGA President Jere Morehead stated in a statement, the Athens Herald-Banner reported Wednesday.

“In order to prepare for and provide the high-quality educational experience our trainees expect and are worthy of, and to be reasonable to all workers, the University should use constant standards for work schedules.”

Another humiliating day for Marxist teachers, and college snowflakes, who in spite of the low death rates for CV-19, took their stands versus returning to regular classes.

How will they ever handle the influenza or typical cold ever again? My guess, more masks, and more goofy “die-in” photoshoots for social media mini-fame.