Oberlin College Student Activists Wants to Ban Failing Grades Following Police Brutality Liberal ActivismBy Mariel Peralta, UniversityHerald Reporter
Oberlin College student activists are suffering academically. They are joined by Ohio activists who are still protesting over the suspicious deaths of Tamir Rice, Michael Brown and several other men of color. This time, however, Oberlin activists are working together to push the petition to ban their failing midterm grades in the wake of their intense liberal activism.
Failed Petition to Ban Failing Grades at Oberlin College
An article published last year shed light on the happenings at Oberlin College in Ohio. Student activists are allegedly getting in trouble academically because they spend too much time attending the protests of the suspicious killings of black males at the hands of the police, The New Yorker wrote.
In light with this, the Oberlin student activists circulated a petition to ban failing grades. While the petition received more than 1,300 signatures; it did not change the mind of the Oberlin College administration, Teen Vogue shared.
A student said that some teaching staff at Oberlin College were understanding, Fox News reported.
While the professors told their students that they can talk to them instead of taking the midterm exams, they weren't very easy to locate on the campus.
— WJC (@WorldJewishCong) May 26, 2016
Failing Grade Petition Went Viral
Media outlets caught wind of the petition to ban failing grades and it was reported online. There were mixed reactions regarding the idea of banning failing grades from higher education, International Business Times noted. Some believe that it is detrimental to the institution for students to insist the replacement of failing grades because college and university professors will no longer be needed. Furthermore, online commenters joined in the fray and debated how the lack of failing grades would shape how universities and colleges in the US will work.
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