A college professor told an entire class of students he was failing them in an epic email rant that slammed them as immature and dishonest.
Ivan Horwitz of Texas A&M–Galveston decided to give all the students in his Strategic Management class an "F" after he said they acted like brats and cheated the whole semester, InsideHigherEd.com reported.
His email said in part:
Since teaching this course, I have caught and seen cheating, been told to "chill out," "get out of my space," "go back and teach," [been] called a "fucking moron" to my face, [had] one student cheat by signing in for another, one student not showing up but claiming they did, listened to many hurtful and untrue rumors about myself and others, been caught between fights between students. ...
None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character. It is thus for these reasons why I am officially walking away from this course. I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level. ... I will no longer be teaching the course, and all are being awarded a failing grade.
He then emailed the school administration and told them the students were "your problem now."
The school told BuzzFeed News that the failing grades will not stand.
"Each student will receive an individual grade based upon work completed during the semester," Dr. Patrick Louchouarn, the school's Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer said in a statement.
Louchouarn added that contrary to media reports, the school is not investigating claims of class-wide cheating.
"The university is listening to concerns about this issue from students and faculty and will address them according to our policies," he said.
Horwitz told Click2Houston.com that he reached his breaking point after a semester full of students bullying him online and cheating.
He said the students were immature and not ready to enter the real world.
"It became apparent that they couldn't do some of the most simple and basic things they should have been able to do," he said.
One of Horwitz's students told Click2Houston.com he was really stressed out by the email.
"Just ridiculous, I had never had a problem in the class," Justin Shaw said. "I thought I had done pretty well, done pretty well on the first test and then I get an email saying I am going to get an F in the class, it was overwhelming."
Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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