The failing professor failed a student for calling Australia a country, but she failed in a greater way.
When the failing professor insisted Australia is a continent instead of a country she made a grievous mistake. But bad as it was, she went on to make a much greater error that showed a flaw in her character and, also, a character flaw in today’s education establishment. When the student, Ashley Arnold, got her grade and the reasoning behind it, she responded with argumentation and evidence, but the failing professor was too arrogant to listen. Arnold had to publicize what had happened. It went viral and the school removed the teacher.
This story is representative of many elites and how we have to use the internet to defeat their arrogance!
The Washington Examiner reports, “Professor fails student, says Australia isn’t a country.”
After some back and forth, the professor decided to give Arnold a B+. While she never apologized, she recognized her “misunderstanding about the difference between Australia as a country and a continent.”
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