Originally posted by SmilingBluEyes
Boy we as a society are REALLY well-versed in what we perceive as rights, but our RESPONSIBILITIES that accompany such rights are much more POORLY understood. Perfect illustration of what I am saying is right in this thread.
Well said. I don't know why so many people feel that they are entitled to something without having to work for it. I see it all the time in my school. There are some who get bad grades and blame it on the lecture, the instructor, the work load, the classroom temperature, etc, etc. These are usually the same people who show up late to class, leave early, and do other class work that's supposed to be done on our own time during the lecture. But it's never their fault.
I do have to say, though, that I do know of one person who was dropped from the program unfairly. She had great grades, but the clinical instructor and her had a personality conflict and she ended up failing clinical. But she didn't sue, she decided to go to another school to continue, since she felt that other instructors would hold a bias against her at our school.
I guess it would depend on the reasons for the student failing, and it would have to be a blatant error or bias on the part of the school.
I've heard of a few law suits related to nursing schools in my area, but no student that I know of has ever won.
Anyone ever hear of a case where the student won?