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More Demands from Student Activists

A group of student activists at Oberlin College have set forth some demands, including no grades below C and alternative ways of completing their end-of-semester work. Read about it on The Week.

You see, these students are so busy with their activism right now (I assume that most of them are Bernie fans) that it wouldn’t be right for the school to take up too much of their precious time with academic requirements.

Hat tip: Glynn Custred

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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