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    Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUmosQwpBBc

    Jesus christ...The guy with the glasses seems to get it, the other guy is a fucking mangina.

    So, this morning I woke up and the sun didn't shine and when I walked into the kitchen my breakfast wasn't done. Who should I sue?
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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    This is what happens when colleges run for profit.

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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    You have no idea how many times I heard my students whining that my exams were "unfair" or "too hard".

    And, yeah, I had students who pulled stunts similar to what was described in the video. In most cases, they were simply trying to pull a fast one on me to make up for the fact that they didn't do their work properly throughout the term and were trying to weasel their way into an easy pass.

    The student described in the video will probably win her suit. No university or college administrator wants to deal with stuff like this because most don't have a backbone.
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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    If this woman is to be a nurse. Say I go to a hospital, I would want a well rounded and stable one to take care of me. This woman already failed. She's going to lose this lawsuit and best of all, she will have lawyer fees on top of student loans she owes. HA HA!

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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    Quote Originally Posted by FerrariF1 View Post
    If this woman is to be a nurse. Say I go to a hospital, I would want a well rounded and stable one to take care of me. This woman already failed. She's going to lose this lawsuit and best of all, she will have lawyer fees on top of student loans she owes. HA HA!
    Let's hope so
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    Student sues university after failing to pass course twice

    http://fox13now.com/2015/05/13/stude...o-pass-course/


    DALLAS, Pa. ó A Pennsylvania nursing student is suing Misericordia University officials after she twice failed to pass a course.

    Jennifer Burbella of Stroudsburg was enrolled at Misericordia University, but her attorney said because of disabilities including anxiety, depression, and stress, she needed help. Burbella claims school officials failed to abide by federal law, according to WNEP.


    According to a federal lawsuit, Burbella asked for extended time to complete exams and communication with a professor during a test. She claims Misericordia officials did not follow through on those things, so she failed to pass the required course twice.


    According to the lawsuit, Burbella tried to call her professor during the examination. When that professor did not answer, a witness saw Burbella ďÖon several occasions during the examÖbreaking down and crying.Ē

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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    I merged these threads. Thanks for posting that article, Parker.

    My own response? If your anxiety is too great to pass a test, that is a problem. And I don't think we should accommodate anxiety.

    Being an introvert, I have a lot of social anxiety. However, one thing I do in my career involves giving presentations in front of crowds. This is the last thing I would choose to do if left to my own devices. But, knowing this was a problem I had, and knowing I had to overcome it in order to be successful, I trained myself to put aside my anxiety when I have to.

    If this nursing student has too much anxiety to pass an exam, she should not be trusted with the well-being of people who could die if her anxiety causes her to freeze or to get something wrong. Real life is--for lack of a better term--real life. Which means you don't get a do-over like you do in school. In real life, it's often do or die.

    The best thing schools can do is teach resilience to young people. As in the ability to to take failure in stride and learn from your mistakes in order to become more competent.
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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    She wants "access to a professor" during the test????

    Jesus - she actually thinks she's got a legal right to have a professor with her to tell her the answers!

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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Wombat View Post
    She wants "access to a professor" during the test????

    Jesus - she actually thinks she's got a legal right to have a professor with her to tell her the answers!
    I'm not sure it was really like that. Whenever one of my students was writing exams in the student service centre at the institution where I used to teach, I often made arrangements to have someone invigilating the exam in the main room with me. Once in a while, I might step out and check on that student just to see if he or she had any questions, as whoever was watching at the other location might not have been able to answer them.
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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    And yes, anxiety isn't fun at all, but the entitlement is just fucking insane.
    It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.

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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    Quote Originally Posted by ManInBlack View Post
    And yes, anxiety isn't fun at all, but the entitlement is just fucking insane.
    It became worse when the post-secondary educational system adopted the doctrine of "student as customer". Fortunately, none of my students ever snapped their fingers and treated me like a waiter.

    The only reason that ever came about was to give administrators an excuse for doing less work and shoving responsibility onto the teaching staff.
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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    Holy crap! This is the LAST person I want caring for me in the hospital. If she can't pass an exam, and the medication instructions say "take this medication orally", then where do you think you'll get that medication administered???

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    Re: Woman Sues College Because She Canít Pass A Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarter Wave Vertical View Post
    It became worse when the post-secondary educational system adopted the doctrine of "student as customer". Fortunately, none of my students ever snapped their fingers and treated me like a waiter.

    The only reason that ever came about was to give administrators an excuse for doing less work and shoving responsibility onto the teaching staff.
    And who in their right mind would want to work there? - Which leads to who wants to go there as a student, which leads to...

    That's my definition of a shitty boss; one who delegates all responsibility to their emplyees and then points fingers when shit hits the fan.
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