By Thomas Madison
THIS is why the 26th Amendment should be repealed!
In an embarrassing composition of disconnected gibberish students at Oberlin College demanded that the college cease with the existing grading system and adopt a system whereby a grade of C, “especially black students and students of color,” is the minimum grade that can be given. In other words, everyone passes! I suppose that means you can move to Florida and enjoy a four-year Spring Break and be awarded a degree from Oberlin College.
In their letter to college president, Marvin Krislov, the students attempted to explain their demands:
“I would really like to see the normal grading system suspended for this semester and replaced with a no-fail mercy period. Administrators should require professors to exercise complete flexibility in what students are saying they can produce academically.
“Require that every professor listen to what their students are saying and if that means rather than writing a paper students instead meet with their professor to simply discuss in groups their paper topics or if tests are taken collectively with professors there are ways to make sure we are learning what we are supposed to be learning in ways that are not so taxing in times like this.
“Students in this moment should have complete access to alternative modes of learning while we process what’s happening. Basically, no student especially black students and students of color should be failing a class this semester. A ‘C’ should be the lowest grade students can receive this semester. Professors should be required to work with students, who would otherwise be at risk of failing, to create alternate means of accessing knowledge.”
President Krislov responded to student demands in an email, explaining that he and the college deans considered the students’ demands but opted to leave the existing grading system in place.
In his reply to the students, President Krislov concluded, “We are in firm agreement that suspending grading protocols is not the way to achieve our shared goal of ensuring that students have every opportunity and resource to succeed.”