A professor at LSU was removed from an introductory biology class. She does not grade on a curve. She gives a quiz at the beginning of every class. Her multiple choice questions have 10 choices instead of the usual 4. By mid-term 90% of the students were failing or had dropped the course. So, the univ stepped in and removed the professor and changed the grades of the students.
Was the university right to do this, or should the professor have the right to demand a certain level of study and mastery of the subject and grade accordingly?
Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:24 PM on Apr. 17, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Apr. 17, 2010
It's amazing how parents and students equate grades with learning. If a child earns straight A s it's assumed they learned more than a student in another class who earned C s. In reality, schools and teachers who challenge kids more and have higher standards have much greater student achievement. The fact that so many were failing is questionable. But one of the issues with education in this country is we have low standards for our kids.
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