Someone Needs to Invent the Self-Opening Book

Posted on February 22, 2013 4:00 pm

A student sued Pennsylvania’s Lehigh University over being given a C+ grade.

No word on whether she’s ever sued GM because her car ran out of gas.

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6 Responses to “Someone Needs to Invent the Self-Opening Book”

  1. CarolyntheMommy says:

    Funny: some women pay good money to doctors so they can get C’s.

  2. Marc says:

    In the linked article it says “The C+ that Thode was given…” I used to be a teacher, then I went back to school and got a Master’s degree in Information Systems and I learned that you aren’t ‘given’ a grade, you have to earn it. The student EARNS that F…or C+. So if the student doesn’t “feel” that they deserved that grade they can sue for one they like better? Why not just say “hey, you know what the course requirements are from the sylabus, what grade do you think you have earned?” I am sure we would be producing a whole bunch of awesome 4.0 students. National education crisis solved!

  3. Veeshir says:

    I sue too if they charged me to take C+.

    That’s like taking DOS, aren’t we up to like C+++ or something by now?

  4. CTCompromise says:

    Here’s my favorite part:

    “Thode, the daughter of Lehigh finance professor Stephen Thode, was attending the Bethlehem school tuition-free in 2009 when she received the poor mark in her fieldwork class. But instead of working to address her failings, she “lawyered up” and demanded a better grade, Hamburg said.” (Hamburg being the lawyer for the university)

  5. Oppo says:

    ” “She’s literally lost a career,” said [her lawyer, sounding like Joe Biden], who told [the judge] he has not researched whether other courts have ordered someone’s grade increased [sounding a lot like Nancy Pelosi].”

    “Why doesn’t she just get her grades sealed?” asked Barack Obama, sounding very much like himself.

  6. Oppo says:

    This little martyr lived in Nazareth, PA, and — I won’t say studied, but attended school — in Bethlehem. Points for trying to gain the sympathy of the jury that way. Not so much for refusing to render unto C’s (hers) those which are C’s (hers).

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