Should Students Be Able To Sue Their School For Receiving Bad Grades?
That's the debate heating up after one college graduate decided to sue her school for more than a million dollars. Find out why she wanted so much money and the grade she got that fueled her fire.Playlist
That's what one graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania has done. She's suing the school for $1.3 million because she's unhappy that she got a C+ in a class. As a result of that C, she didn't qualify for the degree she wanted. However she did graduate with a different master's degree. The $1.3 million in damages represents the money she’ll lose over the course of her career.
So why did she get the C+? Because she got a big, fat zero for classroom participation. That zero brought her grade down. To add to all this, her Dad is a professor at the University, so she attended tuition-free.
What do you think: Should students be able to sue if they didn't get the grade they felt they deserved? Aren't there other ways to fix the problem - say, by retaking the class? Or doing extra coursework? Have you ever contested a grade?