A graduate student in Pennsylvania has sued Lehigh University over a bad grade she received in her graduate program. She claims that if she was given a B instead of a C+, she would have been able to complete her degree and become a professional counselor. She’s suing the university for lost wages she would have earned as a counselor.
Usually I just post links to stories, but this one deserves a comment: REALLY?? This student claims that the teacher was biased against her because of her advocacy for gay rights. Or . . . or . . . perhaps she deserved a C+. But, by all means, when something doesn’t go your way, don’t accept responsibility, just sue somebody.
This isn’t the only time this has happened. Two former Texas Southern University law students filed a lawsuit in 2012 against the university’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law because they received Ds. The poor marks led to their dismissals for not maintaining 2.0 GPAs and halted their pursuit of a legal career.
Has our coddling of the next generation gone too far? When a child fails and we soothe them with words like, “It’s not your fault,” perhaps they’re taking that a little too close to heart.
Now, before we become judge and jury to these college students, we need to take a good long look in the mirror. Here’s the question you should wrestle with today: what tragic situation are you in right now that you’re blaming on someone or something else? What unwanted aspects of your life are you blaming on the government, your boss, your teacher, your parents, your ex-spouse, or your children?
One of the greatest marks of maturity is to accept responsibility for your actions. Start there, and see what God can do through that.
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