When it comes to giving classroom grades on subjective matters, there will always be judgment calls made. But out of necessity, educators and schools need to be acknowledged as the final arbiters. Having a judge intervene would lead to horrible consequences.
Such a precedent would encourage other students to file similar suits. And the only real effect would be trying to replace the subjective decisions of educators with the subjective decisions of judges.
To put it simply, Thode is by no means the first student to be unhappy with a grade. Perhaps the professors involved could have handled her grading differently, or perhaps she could have conducted herself differently. Regardless, it’s a done deal and the courts should not intervene.
— New Castle, Pa., News