Students at a prestigious American university filed a petition against their professor, Maitland Jones because he does not give them their right to grades, that his course is too difficult, and the grades he gives them do not meet the criteria for admission to medical school.
The petition was submitted by 82 out of 350 students, and the professor is known to have a long history of teaching organic chemistry, is a doctor and professor at New York University and has also taught for four decades at Princeton University.
“We are very concerned about our results and find that they are not an accurate reflection of the time and effort expended,” the petition said, according to the media houses.
In defence of his standards, the 84-year-old professor said he began noticing a loss of focus among students, not coming to lectures, not watching his videos from home, and being unable to answer questions.
Despite all these seemingly reasonable responses, the deans of New York University fired him a short time ago, and the institution terminated the professor’s work.
Other chemistry professors objected to the decisions, and students supporting Jones provided letters of support, with equal and ambivalent feelings about the university’s handling of the petition.