NYU Chemistry Teacher Fired After Students Petition Class Is “Too Hard”

This is crazy! A NYU chemistry professor Maitland Jones Jr. was fired after students created a petition that demanded he make the class easier. According to a New York Times report, the petition stated,

“We are very concerned about our scores and find that they are not an accurate reflection of the time and work put into this class.

We urge you to realize that a class with such a high percentage of withdrawals and low grades has failed to make students’ learning and well-being a priority and reflects poorly on the chemistry department as well as the institution as a whole.’