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.