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Lucas123 writes "Brian Marquis, a 51-year-old paralegal seeking bachelor's degrees in legal studies and sociology, filed a 15-count lawsuit in US District Court in Springfield, Mass. in January after a teaching assistant graded a political philosophy class on a curve and turned Marquis's A-minus into a C. The court dismissed the case this week, but Marquis is now considering an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals. "This is an issue where the empirical data was quite clear and convincing to any reasonable mind that my performance was well within a higher range," he said."
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Student takes his C to federal court

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  • This guy is an idiot and deserves his C. When you take a class in a US college, you aren't just learning what's in the book(s) you study or the research you perform, you are learning the graces (or lack thereof) of social and human interaction and networking. SFW this guy got a C.

    I recall a specific instance in my first year of college when I took macroeconomics. The prof was using a standard deviation to grade so despite my 94 average in class, I received a C+. I was pissed like you couldn't believe and ra
    • Bullshit. Making Cs and As over a few percentage points is not fair because very small errors and the opinions of the graders begin to take a HUGE effect on people's grades - especially for non-math based classes where your arguments are graded.

      If they want a good deviation, then make the class fucking harder. If they can't figure out how to do that, they should be fired.
      • by jgarra23 (1109651)
        Thanks for calling BS when it's painfully obvious that you didn't read my post. I specifically stated that it isn't fair and that he shouldn't be whining about it not being fair. Now please, stop cursing and start reading.
        • My point was that it should not be done, not that it just wasn't fair, because the grades become meaningless if you do it the way described in the article and your post. Thus my "they should be fired" comment regarding lazy professors who make the class to easy and then curve down so they don't get reprimanded by the dean for everyone getting an A. And I had a bad day so I'll fucking curse thank you very much.
  • He's doing legal studies and sociology. If he wins, it will surely help him out in more ways than one.

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