February 13, 2013

One More Reason Why Rusty Wants to Leave Academia

My head, it hurts:

Megan Thode isn't the first Lehigh University student who was unhappy with the grade she received in a course. But she may be the first to sue to get it changed.

The C+ that Thode was given scuttled her dream of becoming a licensed professional counselor and was part of an effort to force her out of the graduate degree program she was pursuing, said her lawyer, Richard J. Orloski, whose lawsuit seeks $1.3 million in damages.

The sad part? The story goes on to say that Lehigh might settle. So, regardless of the silliness of the claim it's going to encourage others students to sue.

And since I'm not exactly known for my leniency in grading, I'm guessing that in the next few years I'm totally screwed.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:08 AM | Comments |