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Oberlin Students Want to Abolish Mid-terms, Grades below "C"

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Don, May 25, 2016.

  1. Don

    Don Well-Known Member
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    http://theweek.com/speedreads/626361/oberlin-students-want-abolish-midterms-grades-below-c

    <shakes head>

    You know, the one quote in this story is partly correct: "You know, we're paying for a service. We're paying for our attendance here. We need to be able to get what we need in a way that we can actually consume it," student Zakiya Acey told The New Yorker.

    The parts that are incorrect: 1) activism is outside the classroom, and therefore on your own time, and therefore YOU choose to do that; try telling your job that they need to cut you slack because you decided to do something non-job related, but you should still get paid for the time you weren't there.

    And 2) Yes, you're paying for a service. But guess what? You're not just the customer. You're also the product being put out by the institution. Whoever employs you is expecting someone who can do the job, and they blame both you and the institution when you can't. And when no one will hire you because employers know that the institution is NOT graduating students who can do the job that they and society require, guess who you'll blame?

    There is a fundamental misunderstanding, both without and within educational institutions, about the responsibility educational institutions have to society, to employers, and to students. Society expects institutions to provide responsible citizens. Employers expect institutions to provide workers. Students expect institutions to make them employable and responsible citizens.

    If this young lady is an example of Oberlin's provided education, well....
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Sure let the inmates run the asylum.
     
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    just-want-peace Well-Known Member
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    It's very obvious that students of this caliber are a perfect illustration of the old adage, "EDUCATED BEYOND THEIR INTELLIGENCE!" -- assuming of course that they DO get a degree!!??RolleyesRolleyes
     
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    Well, bless their hearts. My daughter is going for her doctorate in audiology, holding down two jobs, has a boyfriend and is on two worship teams. Oh and a C is failing in grad school.
     
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    1. You can buy a diploma from a diploma mill--try Trump University or Indiana University, for example.

    2. I thought that William Katz, blogger of Urgent Agenda, Cheerful Resistance, "short takes on the drifting wreckage," said it best: "To keep driving 40 minutes away? You mean they drive cars? Run on fossil fuels? The disgraceful hypocrites. The climate monsters. And who's buying those cars? Probably those obsolete, pre-progressive creatures called moms and dads. I think this is a bad dream." (May 25, 2016).

    http://www.urgentagenda.com/
     
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    Why is it none of our resident leftists weigh in on these topics?....
     
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    Looking for a free ride on the taxpayers all the way to an unearned graduation. Does anyone really believe these freeloaders will be productive citizens after graduation?
     
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    Don Well-Known Member
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    The sad part is, these students (or at least this one) *believe* they're being productive citizens....
     
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