The student who sued to have her C+ grade overturned because she thought she was discriminated against won’t have her way.
And, cmon, I don’t think anyone really thought she should.
Turns out that if you want a grade better than a C+ you’re gonna have to.. holy crap.. earn it.
A C-plus grade for a Lehigh University will stand for a student who sued over the poor mark, a Northampton County judge ruled today.
The judge was just not going to go down that road and change a grade based on a student (who went to Lehigh for free, mind you) was unhappy with it.
There are a surprising number of people (on message boards and such) who are talking about how no one will really ever know if Thode was truly discriminated against because the professor can do what they want.
Without being a professor, I would go as far as to think that the professor would much rather pass someone who deserved it (even if they didn’t like them) then fail them if they didn’t deserve it to simply just be done with the whole ordeal.
The most ironic thing in this whole case, however, was that Thode wanted the grade changed because it affected her career. But, now, having sued and lost, she probably hurt her “career” more than she ever could have by having the C+ in the first place.