Reservists Fighting For Rights In Higher-Ed
Should colleges penalize military reservists who are called up for duty?
Reservists sure don’t think so, and they’re petitioning in Colorado Springs to make sure that a necessary deployment doesn’t mean an end to their college career.
From the Gazette:
When she returned from New Orleans more than two weeks later, a couple of instructors took an unsympathetic view of her departure, she said, even though she went as a member of the Colorado Air National Guard. Her grade in communications dropped from an A to a B, due to a combination of poor attendance and difficulty making up a test.
Reservists who are called away could lose their financial aid and other government assistance if they can’t keep up with academics.
There are also efforts in Denver and Boulder:
The student group at UCCS had collected 750 signatures as of Wednesday and is aiming for at least 3,000 by the end of September.
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