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« on: November 03, 2007, 11:35:32 AM »
The 1L class at my school had a midterm exam recently which covered primarily the structure of the state and federal court system and legal research. Both 1L day sections and the 1L evening section took the same exam. The Scan Trons haven't even been fed through their machines and drama is already afoot.
The administration received "word" that some of the 1L day students were "overheard" discussing the content of the exam with some of the evening students. My school's handbook has clear procedures laid out for instances of cheating. According to the handbook, all allegations of cheating will be investigated fully and those found in violation of the school's "honor code" will be punished accordingly. However, my school's deans, in their infinite wisdom, have decided not to follow their own policy. Instead of trying to discern who was cheating and confronting those people, they instead are THROWING OUT the midterm (which many of us spent long, long hours preparing for) and is going to give us a legal writing final instead.
Needless to say, those of us who didn't cheat and feel as though we did well on the exam are highly pissed. The whole 1L class in going into meltdown mode, myself included. Why the f*$% should I and the entire rest of the class be punished because of unsubstantiated allegations?
Many people are talking about mounting a massive protest, writing letters, etc. Does anyone have a similar experience to share? Is there really any point in fighting the administration on this?
« on: September 26, 2007, 11:36:34 PM »
No, Mr. President, you do not have the right to search someone's private property without probable cause:
« on: September 26, 2007, 11:34:39 PM »
"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."-- Governor George W. Bush (R)-TX
Oh dear lord...
General Off-Topic Board / Clear evidence as to why Congressional approval ratings are at an all-time low« on: September 22, 2007, 03:42:27 AM »
Senate votes to denounce...A GODD*MN NEWSPAPER AD!
All the while American soldiers CONTINUE to die needlessly in a war that even most *rational* Republicans concede cannot be won militarily.
I honestly may not vote at all next year. Seriously...what's the f**king point?
« on: September 21, 2007, 01:51:41 AM »
Will the first Yale Law grad to sign up for JAG please notify me? I'm dying to meet you!
I'm not a big Thompson supporter, but he's pretty much right about NCLB:
Thompson criticizes No Child Left Behind
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson said Thursday that President Bush's signature education program isn't working and that he would provide federal education money with fewer strings attached.
"We've been spending increasing amounts of federal money for decades, with increasing rules, increasing mandates, increasing regulations," Thompson said. "It's not working."
He added that there are problems with Bush's No Child Left Behind program, which requires annual testing and punishes schools that don't make progress.
"No Child Left Behind — good concept, I'm all for testing — but it seems like now some of these states are teaching to the test and kind of making it so that everybody does well on the test — you can't really tell that everybody's doing that well. And it's not objective," Thompson said.
Instead, he said the federal government should be providing block grants as long as states set up objective testing programs.
He said his message to states would be, "We expect you to get objective testing done and publicize those tests for the local parents and for the local citizens and suffer the political ramifications locally if things don't work out right."
I'm sure he'll say something tomorrow to piss me off.
« on: September 13, 2007, 11:15:13 PM »
I can't see all the excitement.
Unless Plant lip syncs the whole show this would pretty much HAVE to suck, right? I mean, the guy couldn't even hit a middle C 25 years ago (remember that sh*tty album he did back in the 80's?).