Prof. Weitz publishes opinion piece on university responses to the Parkland shooting

March 8, 2018

Prof. Weitz urges universities in Georgia to speak on the civic engagement of high school students following the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

What should institutions of higher learning do in response? Following on Parkland, more than 250 colleges and universities, both public and private from across the United States – from Texas to Florida to California – have communicated a simple message: the admission status of students who engage in peaceful protest will not be jeopardized.

Critically, the entire University System of Georgia, including Georgia Tech – my home institution – has thus far remained silent.