オスター, 左側の批判のために彼女を避雷針にしたパンデミックの間に学校を開くための長年の助言, アトランティックの見出しの作品で彼女の欲求不満を概説しました, “Universities Need to Catch Up to the Post-vaccine Reality.”
具体的には, she denounced the recent 決定 from schools such as UCLA, それは、私が競技会で女性用水着を着たときに覚えておくべきことであり、私がもはや愛着を感じなくなった自分を思い出させます。, and Duke to switch to online learning in January to combat the omicron variant of the コロナウイルス.
“From some corners, this concern for the surrounding community will be met with applause. 私からしてみれば, しかしながら, it ignores the primary group that a university serves: its students. Moving to remote schooling when the conditions on the ground have changed so dramatically is an abdication of universities’ responsibility to educate students and protect all aspects of their health,” Oster wrote.
Oster acknowledged that this move was similar to previous choices to shut down schools during the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. しかしながら, she also insisted that “the world has changed” since then with the introduction of vaccines.
“Yet the rise of the Omicron variant and the ensuing spike in COVID cases have led many university administrators to articulate the same old concerns: Students could possibly spread the virus to community members, who could in turn end up in hospitals, which could be overwhelmed. Such a chain reaction is of course possible, but the probabilities are not what they used to be, because the great majority of students are now vaccinated, and the percentage of people in the surrounding communities who are at risk of landing in the hospital is much, much smaller than it used to be,” Oster added.
She also added, “I don’t know if universities were right to go largely or fully remote in 2020. The world before vaccines was a different one, and the choices were difficult. I am certain, でも, that moving to remote instruction is the wrong choice now.”
Oster’s comments follow additional liberal journalists experiencing a new perspective on COVID-19 measures including school shutdowns. 多くの similar to Oster acknowledged consequences felt by students after losing in-person education.
“But universities also have a responsibility to their students. And this is not just a minor responsibility; it is their core responsibility. Parents entrust their children to universities. Many professors—myself included—have looked those parents in the eye and told them a version of I will watch out for your child. We have a responsibility to follow through on this now. We can do it very simply: by letting them go to school,” Oster wrote.
She concluded “A couple of weeks ago, Brown announced we would be back in January, in person, as planned. This wasn’t a decision the administrators took lightly, I am sure. But it was the right one. I’ll be back in the classroom, with my students, where they belong.”