Wow, we haven’t seen Fox News’ Dana Perino this worked up in a long time.
I mean, honestly. https://t.co/mMMjCULGiL
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) May 26, 2016
What has Perino so upset? The special snowflakes that lend their unique sparkle to the campus of Oberlin have another demand, now that the president has told them they can’t have designated black-only safe spaces across campus, and the school isn’t going to pay student activists a stipend for their social justice work.
This bunch of young anti-capitalists have paid good money for passing grades, damn it, and they want their money’s worth. Student Zakiya Acey told The New Yorker, “You know, we’re paying for a service. We’re paying for our attendance here. We need to be able to get what we need in a way that we can actually consume it.”
Therefore, they want the school to eliminate all grades below a C and swap written exams for conversations with their professors. It seems the strain of being an activist can really cut into study time.
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) May 25, 2016
The students say that between their activism work and their heavy course load, finding success within the usual grading parameters is increasingly difficult. “A lot of us worked alongside community members in Cleveland who were protesting,” Megan Bautista, a co-liaison in Oberlin’s student government, said, referring to the protests surrounding the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a police officer in 2014. “But we needed to organize on campus as well — it wasn’t sustainable to keep driving 40 minutes away. A lot of us started suffering academically.”
Shout out to all of the working adults out there who commute to work 40 miles each way to pay for their kids’ education.
Better yet, just give them a final grade of, "A," when they register for courses at the beginning of the semester.
— Brent Guthrie (@GuthrieBrent) May 26, 2016
Why not just pay your tuition and instantly get the degree of your choice without even attending classes.
— Walt Z (@CravenMoon) May 26, 2016
I wonder if these snowflakes expect the same from their job performance reviews in the real world.
— Duopianos (@stgreene61) May 26, 2016
I'm sure they'll do well with real world employers.
— Rick Moore (@RickMoore) May 26, 2016
Can you imagine paying $50,586 a year to send your kid to a school that will leave him/her unemployable?
— Dillon (@000Dillon000) May 26, 2016
There is a word for schools without tests and without C grades. Nurseries. And these snowflakes would fit right in.
— Laird Baldwin (@DrLairdBaldwin) May 26, 2016
so instead of a diploma they should just get a #participationtrophy
— Karen Bowman (@KBow5) May 26, 2016
— Jim Markus (@I_M_Markus) May 26, 2016
— GeneWhite (@GenoBlanco1) May 26, 2016
We have every reason to be terrified of the future of college education in America. And the graduates they produce.
— Jim Kipers (@JimKipers) May 26, 2016