Georgia State instructor loses job over her mask stand

By: | August 26, 2021

Universities and colleges nationwide are requiring vaccinations and masks as they reopen amid a resurge of COVID-19 that is infecting younger Americans in growing numbers. The public campuses in Georgia require neither, raising questions of how far Gov. Brian Kemp and the Board of Regents are willing to go to placate a political point of view that is irrational and irresponsible.

“The University System of Georgia’s ‘back to normal’ approach denies the reality on the ground: a fourth wave with a variant more transmissible and more dangerous to young people, cases spiking even with little to no testing statewide on campus, and of course, a small percentage of masks in classrooms. It will get worse,” said Matthew Boedy, president of the Georgia conference of the American Association of University Professors and a faculty member at the University of North Georgia.

“Leading up to the start of this semester the USG made clear that it will follow the governor’s leadership and not retreat in the face of a new surge that has or soon will overtake the last surge. All bear the responsibility of a wave now coming for the children,” said Boedy.

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