Not the Onion: Texas A&M Prof Cracks, Flunks Entire 'Disgraceful' Class
A Texas A&M Galveston professor says he hit a “breaking point” as he failed an entire class of students in his management course that he said required “security guards” for him to feel safe teaching.
In a scathing email sent to students in his Strategic Management class, Texas A&M Galveston professor Irwin Horwitz called his class a disgrace to the school and said “it became apparent they couldn’t do some of the most simple and basic things they should have been able to do,” KPRC-TV reports. Horwitz said a semester of backstabbing, lying, cheating and disrespect has caused him to fail everyone in the class and that he will no longer be teaching the course. “Enough was enough,” Horwitz wrote in the email obtained by KPRC. “Yesterday I reached the breaking point.”
“I was dealing with cheating, dealing with individuals swearing at me both in and out of class, it got to the point that the school had to put security guards at that class and another class,” said Horwitz. He said students’ complete lack of maturity and general incompetence proved they weren’t fit to enter the workforce... Horwitz said in two decades of teaching he has never dealt with a class as disgraceful as his current Strategic Management course.
Naturally, the university promptly stabbed him in the back:
But the university’s vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Patrick Louchouarn, said that while administrators respect Horwitz, his failing grades won’t be upheld. “None of them have failed until the end of the class, meaning the only reason a student would fail is because he or she has not performed the expectations for that particular class,” Louchouran told KPRC. School officials say the department head will temporarily replace Horwitz as the course’s instructor until the end of the semester.
America in Wonderland: where everybody has won and all must have prizes.