Got a C+ in chemistry? Most people would tell you to try and study harder nex time, but not in this case: a high school student and his mom are suing the school district over a C+ grade he got last year.
And before you condemn them for being lawsuit-happy, read the story. They may have a case:
According to the formal complaint—acquired by Albany Patch after a reader's tip—the suit is centered on a C+ that [the chemistry teacher] Carlock gave [the student] Bethards when he was a sophomore in her chemistry class in 2010-11.
“Here’s the bottom line: This kid earned an A, by anybody’s standards,” said Bethards’s attorney, Daniel Horowitz.
Bethards, now a rising senior at Berkeley High, has dreamed for years of attending a prestigious pre-med program after high school and, according to the complaint, Carlock knew this.
In the complaint, Bethards says “Carlock was aware, at all relevant times, that a ‘C+’ in chemistry would effectively destroy plaintiff Bowen Bethards’ chances of being accepted to either of his two colleges of choice, as well as his chances of getting a scholarship to attend to the programs of his choice.”
Previously on Neatorama: The Valedictorian Lawsuit