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Being a campus social justice warrior is very demanding these days and can easily eat away time from responsibilities like doing assignments and studying. But Oberlin students have come up with a nifty idea to counter the negative effects of missing class: give us better grades!

Over thirteen hundred of them, in fact, have petitioned the school to drop all grades below ‘C’ so they can continue using their study time for activism, according to The New Yorker.

One of the student activists behind the petition, Megan Bautista, who describes herself as an “Afro-Latinx,” told the magazine that many students are “suffering academically” because they’re spending a lot of time driving to and from off-campus protests. Bautista said she feels that these efforts aren’t being supported by the college like they should:

“Students felt really unsupported in their endeavors to engage with the world outside Oberlin.”

Another campus activist, Zakiya Acey, is complaining that prior troubles with the law in addition to attending protests is causing her grades to suffer:

“Because I’m dealing with having been arrested on campus, or having to deal with the things that my family are going through because of larger systems—having to deal with all of that, I can’t produce the work they want me to do.”

Acey’s solution? Change written exams into conversations, saying, “I understand the material, and I can give it to you in different ways.”

Oberlin once caved to student demands when it adjusted the grading system in the 1970s during protests against the Vietnam War and the Kent State Shootings. But thankfully not this time, as administration has called these demands “deeply troubling.”

But if asking for good grades for doing little work wasn’t disturbing enough, these same students — being never satisfied — have also demanded an hourly activists wage while they are involved in protests. They want $8.20 per hour to shout instead of study! It’s funny how the benefits always work out best for them.

But such is the mindset on today’s college campuses. Progressive lunacy is spreading faster than knowledge.

Sources: Campus Reform, TruthRevolt

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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