Football-Heavy Southern College Allows Students to Choose Own Grades

College campuses across the nation are acquiescing to bizarre liberal paradigms, but the latest from the State of Georgia is absolutely flabbergasting.

For those not well-versed in the lore of college football, particularly in the Peach State, the University of Georgia’s football team reigns supreme.  A great deal of this supremacy stems from the state’s oldest rivalry between the Bulldogs of UGA and the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech, an MIT-level trade school in the heart of Atlanta.  Throughout the decades, this rivalry has taken on a life of its own with the UGA faithful lambasting the Tech fanbase as “nerds”, while those attending the Atlanta-based university routinely characterizing the UGA students as nothing more than rednecks getting agriculture degrees at an easy school.

Surely much of this disdain comes from heated meetings between the two century-old programs on the field, but the stereotype regarding the lack of intelligence at UGA has permeated the entire college culture of the south.

“A new move by teachers at the University of Georgia does little to eschew this notion, however, nor does it lend any credence to UGA’s claims that their athletes are held to national standards – something that has been called into question by more than a handful of football fans from the other side of the line of scrimmage.

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“A professor at the University of Georgia created a “stress reduction policy” that allows students who feel “’unduly stressed’ to choose their own grades, according to a Monday report.

“Dr. Richard Watson incorporated the policy into two business courses, Campus Reform reported. The syllabi have since been updated to remove the policy, but an archived version of one is available.

“’f you feel unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable [sic] material or the overall course, you can email the instructor indicating what grade you think is appropriate, and it will be so changed,’ Watson said in a syllabus revised Friday for MIST 4610: Data Management. ‘No explanation is required, but it is requested that you consider waiting 24 hours before emailing the instructor.’

“The ‘Stress Reduction Policy’ also states that students may leave group work whenever they desire and choose to have their grade not reflect that segment of the course. All exams will be open-book.”

So much for academia’s emphasis on challenging our young men and women.

This bizarre experiment does little to quell the concerns of conservatives around the nation who believe that our higher education institutions are doing little to prepare students for the harsh realities of the real world.

Earlier this year, the University of California at Berkeley went so far in the capitulation of their student’s feelings that they canceled several conservative speakers over fears of outrage by those who disagreed with the guests personally.


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