Professor Irwin Horwitz of Texas A&M University is not amused by his unruly group of students (allegedly). Horwitz sent his Strategic Management class an angry email in which he puts them on blast for their juvenile behavior. He informs his students that not only is he not teaching the course anymore, but that he's also left them a parting gift: a failing grade.
Horwitz had a whole slew of complaints against his class, stating they spread rumors about him, cursed at him, told him to "chill out" and were so disrespectful security guards were placed in his classroom. These students clearly forgot they're supposed to act like mature college students.
Horwitz went on to say, "I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level." Many of Horwitz's students were flabbergasted by their failing grade and one even commented to KRPC, "Just ridiculous, I had never had a problem in the class. I thought I had...done pretty well on the first test and then I get an email saying I am going to get an F in the class. It was overwhelming."
The school completely understands why Horwitz took such a drastic step but passing out failing grades will not be withheld because the the course has yet to be finished. Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Patrick Louchouran addressed the issue and clarified, "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." Horwitz will be replaced until the end of the semester.
Do you agree with Horwitz actions? Why or Why not?
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