Professor Maitland Jones, Jr. has been an organic chemistry professor for decades and has even written textbooks on the subject. But Jones was fired from his job at New York University (NYU) after about a third of students in his organic chemistry class signed a petition, complaining that the class is just too hard.
Jones didn’t do anything wrong. He wasn’t sexually harassing students or calling them names. He was literally just teaching organic chemistry, which is a historically difficult class for pre-med students. Want to be a doctor? You have to take organic chemistry. And that’s a hard class with correct and incorrect answers on every question.
So, after a few dozen of his students signed a petition to fire him, the university actually fired Jones. Here’s a question: Now that Jones is fired, what professor are they going to find who will be able to make organic chemistry less difficult? Especially since Jones literally wrote the organic chemistry textbook that the new teacher will need to use.
Anyway, Greg Gutfeld and a panel of guests tackled this story a few days ago, and as usual, it was hilarious. There’s simply no excuse for these snowflake students getting a teacher fired because their class is hard. Would you want a doctor who couldn’t pass organic chemistry to advise you? Probably not!
Check out Greg Gutfeld’s take on Professor Jones in this clip…
10 thoughts on “NYU Teacher Fired Because Students Complained His Class Was Hard”
HOW ABOUT FIRING THE DUMB-A– ADMINISTRATORS who fired professor Jones! !!!
What if smarter students were sought out and given the opportunity to make that professor shine. Why would anybody want teachers who are as dumb as his students want him or her to be? DamnfiIknow! The thirst for knowledge can only by a worthy challenge. Ataire is my thankin’
I agree. Shame on NYU. I would also like a list of those (can’t call them students; students would be there to learn) to ignorant think of studying to pass the class. I certainly don’t want any one of them to be a doctor for me or anyone else, except maybe NYU administators.
Maybe they could save a life but only IF IT WASN’T TOO HARD
Without a good knowledge of organic chemistry, they can make a lot of patients die, unless they get help from someone who knows the chemistry.
How about failing the loser student and keeping the Professor
They probably wanted a “professor” who would give them at least a “D” for not studying.
Schools are getting ridiculous. Students need to learn the curriculum or not be passed.
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Fifty years ago, if you got an “A” in Organic Chemistry you went to Harvard Medical School, if you got a “B” in Organic Chemistry you went to Ohio State Medical School and if you got a “C” in Organic Chemistry you went to Vietnam. Now they will simply check your pigmentation and your pronouns.
My thoughts on this fiasco have been posted.