Speak Out: Should a Student Be Able to Sue Over a Bad Grade?
A recent story out of Albany Patch has parents across the country talking. What do you think of the situation?
Bowen Bethards, 17, and his mother, Laureen, filed a lawsuit last month against former chemistry teacher Peggy Carlock, who stepped down from her position in March amid much speculation.
The grade, they said, did not reflect the student's academic achievements and, instead, was the result of intentional efforts by the teacher to ruin the boy's future.
What do you think of a student suing a teacher over a grade? Would you or your child ever consider it?