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Feb 14 2013

Students, Don’t Like Your Grade? Sue!

In a country run by moonbat lawyers, getting good grades doesn’t need to be about studying hard. Suing is easier and more remunerative:

Megan Thode isn’t the first Lehigh University student who was unhappy with the grade she received in a course. But she may be the first to sue to get it changed.

The C+ that Thode was given scuttled her dream of becoming a licensed professional counselor and was part of an effort to force her out of the graduate degree program she was pursuing, said her lawyer, Richard J. Orloski, whose lawsuit seeks $1.3 million in damages.

Thode is of course a “victim” of “discrimination.” Her claim to this enviable status is that she considers herself an activist for homosexual privilege.

Thode, the daughter of Lehigh finance professor Stephen Thode, was attending the Bethlehem school tuition-free in 2009 when she received the poor mark in her fieldwork class. But instead of working to address her failings, she “lawyered up” and demanded a better grade, [Lehigh lawyer Neil] Hamburg said. …

Thode, 27, of Nazareth, was enrolled in the College of Education in her second and final year of a master’s in counseling and human services. She needed a B to take the next course of her field work requirement.

Her mediocre grade was a result of vulgar and disruptive classroom behavior. But even without the B,

Thode ended up graduating from Lehigh with a master’s degree in human development — which is also offered through the College of Education — and now works as a drug-and-alcohol counselor. The $1.3 million she is seeking represents the difference in her earning power over her career if she was instead a state-certified counselor, according to Orloski.

Expect a settlement. The school will give her a B+ and $500,000 if she agrees not to be greedy and steal even more.

On a tip from Bob Roberts.

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  • Steve B

    She should shut the F up and be happy that she was allowed to graduate with the C+. I went through a masters program a decade ago and everyone was required to have a minimum of a B in every course or you couldn’t graduate. The idea being to prove mastery of the material.

    If she was still disrupting class beyond undergraduate school she must have looked quite the fool to her peers. Masters programs are typically filled with serious adults, most working and going to school.

  • mojo

    Oh, great response from a wannabe “counselor” – freak out and sue.

  • StanInTexas

    What should not be lost in this discussion is that she went to school for free and was GIVEN jobs while in school. She was handed this entire ‘career’ on a silver platter, abused her privilege, and is now suing to get another thing she did not deserve.

    Anyone care to guess her political affiliation?

    ANYONE… anyone……..

    Bueller???????

  • Son of Taz

    Just more evidence that homosexuals have mental issues that skews their view of the world.

  • Jester

    I love how colleges push far-left intellectual ideology, and then are surprised when their far-left students repay them by using exactly the same ideology to bankrupt them. To hell all of them!

  • Maudie N Mandeville

    So who do I root for, a whiney lib or a pc lib university?

  • Rotohammer

    …and Maudie, that will be the dilemma facing the lefty judge who rules on this.

  • forest

    Oh, she was going for free because her dad is a professor. That explains her snotty sense of entitlement and also why she would go to Lehigh to study to be a social worker – or whatever.

  • Clingtomyguns

    If only she were black, she could be the next lib rockstar with a following to rival Doner’s – as she and her lawyer are playing the gay agenda angle and shamelessly exploiting her free “edumacation”:

    Orloski also alleged that Carr was biased against Thode because Thode advocated for gay and lesbian rights — a claim Lehigh’s attorneys dismissed as baseless since Carr has a close family member who is a lesbian, and has counseled gay and lesbian people.

    Hamburg and Michael Sacks, another Lehigh lawyer, said that while Thode may have looked like a good student on paper, she was not ready to move on. They said Thode showed unprofessional behavior that included swearing in class and, on one occasion, having an outburst in which she began crying.

    After getting the C+, Thode unsuccessfully filed internal grievances over the grade, showed up for meetings with her father, and insisted that Carr give her a written apology and a “plan for compensating me financially,” Sacks said.

    With Thode on the witness stand Monday, Sacks underscored that Lehigh paid Thode’s freight — not just as a graduate student, but as an undergraduate at York College of Pennsylvania — because her father is a professor. Sacks also said the university set her up with jobs over the course of her attendance.

    http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-lehigh-university-student-sues-over-grade-20130211,0,937005.story

    The one positive is that this might be a rare case where liberal educational institutions are getting some payback and hoisted on progressive’s own jackpot justice pertard:

    A study of presidential campaign contributions in the 2008 election shows an overwhelmingly liberal bias among the faculty at Lehigh University. According to campaign finance data from OpenSecrets.org, 95% of contributing Lehigh faculty gave to Democratic candidates and just 5% to Republican candidates in the 2008 presidential election

    http://lehigh.campusreform.org/school/

    Maybe the Lehigh regents will think about this the next time their liberal faculty is looking for a payraise. And then again, probably just wishful thinking.

  • whotothewhat

    This student is a member of the PROTECTED CLASS, which is a term that the management of the company I work for used when I happen to lock horns with one of these PROTECTED peoples of certain sexual persuasion.

    I was told that I was not PROTECTED CLASS and anything I say or do can be held against me. Whereas the PROTECT CLASS person could basically say or do whatever and not get fired. I also noticed that a lot of Womyn in this PROTECTED CLASS study social sciences in college and all look for any reason to file lawsuits or grievances.

  • Joe

    Idiot liberals (sorry, I repeat myself) could fuck up a wet dream.

  • Dr. 9

    USA = FUBAR!

  • MicahStone

    Great, just Great – yet ANOTHER group of (phony) “VICTIMS.”

    Are you a slug, slacker, failure, leech, lay-about, liar, cheat, welfare queen/king, etc., etc., etc.?
    Well, IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT !!! Your deplorable condition is due to those racists, those whites, those rich, those colleges and universities who have been holding you back, stomping on your every move, suppressing your innate greatness. YOU’RE A VICTIM!

    After you graduate from college and find yourself still smoking pot on your parents sofa while sucking-up tons of OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY via the socialist extremist d-cRAT government, remember that that condition isn’t because of all the partying, drugs and frat-house antics to did instead of studying. NO! It’s because the college FAILED you. So pick up your OBOZOPHONE and place a taxpayer-funded call to some d-cRAT socialist trial lawyer to get them to sue the @^&*P$#% out of your college. It’s the (new) American Way. YOU’RE A VICTIM; IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT – so you have a RIGHT to get even more of OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY!

  • rex freeway

    I just knew her parents were non bathing liberal hippy’s. Liberal thought is thought cancer. Liberals and Negros are a dangerous combination.

  • Flu-Bird

    Spoiled little brat dont ger her way instead of throwing a tantrum files lawsuit SHE AND HER LAWYER NEED A TRIP TO THE WOODSHED

  • http://Moonbattery David

    Sorry, but Professional Counselor is something like attending the 13th Grade. Please, it is not a degree. Go with the C+ and get a job at McDonald’s.

  • http://www.americanclarion.com dr. theo

    You’re right, Dave. The university will cave, settle for an undisclosed amount and find that her C+ grade was due to a calculation error. She actually earned a B+. Anything less will be seen as homophobia and intolerance, a charge that will engender massive protests and ultimately destroy the university.

    As an adjunct university professor I can only wonder what will become of grades if they can be changed simply with the threat of a lawsuit. They will be meaningless. And if grades mean nothing, then why bother with classes?

    “So you want to be a pharmacist?” “That’ll be $140,000.” “Thanks, and congratulations. Please check your degree and make sure your name is spelled correctly.”

  • Flu-Bird

    I hope she loses her stupid lawsuit I hope she gets a good whuppin in the rear

  • oldguy

    Why have diplomas issued at all? Let future employers test job seekers to see if they possess the necessary skills for their job openings.

  • Sam
  • Vacc139

    Not suprised… she’s product of the ‘me’ generation where everyone gets a trophy.

  • Anonymous

    This is why stupid people shouldn’t be allowed to attend school

  • Flu-Bird

    Richie Rich may have beena wealthy boy but he was nice at least

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