Oberlin students want to abolish midterms and any grades below C

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Date: May 25th, 2016

oberlinStudents at Oberlin College are asking the school to put academics on the back burner so they can better turn their attention to activism.

More than 1,300 students at the Midwestern liberal arts college have now signed a petition asking that the college get rid of any grade below a C for the semester, and some students are requesting alternatives to the standard written midterm examination, such as a conversation with a professor in lieu of an essay.

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.”  More

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3 Responses to “Oberlin students want to abolish midterms and any grades below C”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Your kidding me…

  2. ridiculous Says:

    why bother even going to school, just set it up so you can print off what diplomas you need online.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Ignorant frigging retards.
    YOUR NOT THERE TO PROTEST THINGS YOU DON’T HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH… YOUR THERE TO LEARN.
    God help our future if idiots like these are in charge of anything at all.

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