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Friday, August 29, 2014

Professor Bans College Students From Saying ‘Bless You’ In Class

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – One professor at the College of Coastal Georgia has banned students from saying “bless you” in his class.

Campus Reform reports that Dr. Leon Gardner, assistant professor of chemistry at the College of Coastal Georgia, pointed out his six rules on behavior on his Introductory Physics class syllabus.

According to the #6 under the “Behavioral Deduction” section of the syllabus, students’ grades will be lowered for: “Saying ‘bless you.’ We are taught that it is polite to say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes. However, if you say this while I am talking, it is NOT polite, it is very rude!”

Gardener states that a student may be deducted up to 15 percent of their final grade for any student that disrupts his class. He goes on to say in the syllabus that saying “bless you” may result in an immediate 1 percent grade deduction for each occurrence.



Anonymous said...

Sue him

Anonymous said...

Suppression of freedom of speech. I am offended. The prof should be fired.

Anonymous said...

This makes me want to sign up! Getting a zero by the end of the year will make the tuition paid worth every penny!

Bless you!

Anonymous said...

I suspect there is more to this than is told here. It may very well be a bunch of smarta$$e$ who are trying to use the kind expression "Bless you" to disrupt the class. This isn't even an original ploy... been used before in other forms.

Anonymous said...

And then there were students who made themselves "throw up" when they realized they were not ready for the test, so they could gain more time before the make-up test. The game is called "outsmart the teacher".

Anonymous said...

Needs to be removed and killed by the ISIS method. A real pig and probably an Obama democrat.