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Aug 09 2017

Students Who Feel Unduly Stressed Get to Select Their Own Grades

To get ahead in a world run by moonbats, don’t be a fool and work hard; establish yourself as a victim. For example, rather than struggle to master the material in a college course, proclaim yourself to feel “unduly stressed.” In certain courses at the University of Georgia, you can then determine your own grade:

According to online course syllabi for two of Dr. Richard Watson’s fall business courses, he has introduced the policy because “emotional reactions to stressful situations can have profound consequences for all involved.”

The abandonment of standards can have profound consequences too. But for now, the money just keeps pouring into academia, from both students and taxpayers, regardless of the declining quality of the product on offer.

[I]f students feel “unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable material or the overall course,” they can “email the instructor indicating what grade [they] think is appropriate, and it will be so changed” with “no explanation” being required.

When everyone gets an A, no one gets an A. An A is now a participation trophy — except that you don’t even have to participate:

“If in a group meeting, you feel stressed by your group’s dynamics, you should leave the meeting immediately and need offer no explanation to the group members,” the policy adds, saying such students can “discontinue all further group work” with their remaining grade being “based totally on non-group work.”

Exams are open book and “designed to assess low level mastery of the course material.” Also, “only positive comments” can be made in response to in-class presentations. You really have to go out of your way if you want to be sure that entitled snowflakes won’t feel stressed.

Why not extend Professor Watson’s policies beyond the campus? Those of us who feel unduly stressed about having to subsidize this lunacy with our tax dollars should be able to send an email indicating how much taxation we think is appropriate.

The collapse of academic standards, like the skyrocketing cost of higher education, is largely a result of the liberal notion that everyone should go to college. The same principle applies as for grades:


On tips from KirklesWorth, Bodhisattva, Sterling B, and Greg O.

28 Responses to “Students Who Feel Unduly Stressed Get to Select Their Own Grades”

  1. Mr. Freemarket says:

    What a great idea. College kids will get a lot more sleep, not having to worry about studying for class, or even attending. Weekends will be back; you can party into the night with no negative consequences.

    Of course, if you are an employer, you know that graduates of this university will be ready to work at any of a number of jobs that generally require hair nets.

  2. Bosun Higgs says:

    The “S” stands for “Sitter.” Syndrome was going to for “Babysitter,” but a big “BS” might be misunderstood.

  3. Floridian says:

    And it’s business courses, no less. His students probably come out thinking they can determine their profit by writing it on their iPhones.

  4. oldguy says:

    Why not just put a printable degree on line like shopping coupons and then let companies looking for employees do their own testing for their positions?

  5. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Some ask why we should allow educated immigrants into this country when there are so many Americans looking for work. Well……

  6. Floridian says:

    Parents should boycott mainstream colleges. If you’re going to send your kids to college at all, it should be a place like Liberty University, Franciscan University, or Hillsdale College.

  7. richard says:

    If and when these stressed out snowflakes land a job, perhaps they will be able to determine their own salaries, benefits packages and other working conditions.

  8. The Deplorable EtoculusDei says:

    If they dumb down degrees anymore than they already have……you’re going to need a Masters Degree in Business to flip burgers at McDonalds.

  9. ICEvictim says:

    I don’t know if there’s any room for them. The Liberal Arts majors already own that turf.

  10. ICEvictim says:

    if these sh*tbirds did not have access to mommy and daddy’s money or welfare they’d straighten up their act pretty quickly.

  11. Frank says:

    This is a logical extension of every kid getting a participation trophy. There’s an old saying about wars in Europe being won on the playing fields of Sandhurst, the British West Point. If kids aren’t taught the value of winning by being given opportunities to lose and suffer the consequences, they’ll never win as adults. I taught college for a while. My home schooled students were better prepared to learn and more willing to work hard to do so than the poor, pampered, ill equipped snowflakes excreted by the educational establishment.

  12. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    If everyone has a degree, no one has a degree. But everyone will be exposed to their full ration of tired Marxist dogma.

  13. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    Though he’s never had a job, thinks by the time he’s 30 he’ll be a millionaire.

    Lyric from a song about millennials, don’t remember where I heard it.

  14. […] Stress among pampered, entitled, responsibility-free college snowflakes who extent childhood into their 20s is considered a serious issue. […]

  15. TED says:

    AND YOU TOO can end up one of THESE…!!!!!


  16. TED says:

    OR, growing up LEFTIST…


  17. TED says:

    It’s the ONLY way THEY can stay in power…

  18. TED says:

    EVEN the LEFT can’t be this STUPID, not enough of them anyway…

  19. TED says:

    American college education TODAY…


  20. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Moonbattery isn’t quite as prevalent at some foreign universities. But they are trying hard to keep up.

  21. Eddie_Valiant says:

    Can’t reclaim what one never had!!

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