Students Report Chemistry Lecturer for Making Subject Too Hard for Them, New York University Fires Him

Students Report Chemistry Lecturer for Making Subject Too Hard for Them, New York University Fires Him

  • Maitland Jones Jr., 84, was fired from New York University after 82 of his 350 students signed a petition against him
  • Students claimed course materials for his organic chemistry class were too hard and blamed the professor for their poor performance
  • However, former students and New York University (NYU) faculty defended Jones, citing poor conduct from students

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A New York University (NYU) professor has been fired after a group of students signed a petition against him, suggesting his course was too difficult.

Poor teaching method of lecturer/dissatisfied stuents.
Maitland Jones was fired for making his course 'too hard". Photo: New York Times.
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Students sign petition against lecturer

According to Daily Mail, Maitland Jones Jr. had 82 of his 350 organic chemistry students sign the petition.

The petition cited Jones' teaching methods and course outline as reasons for their below-average performance.

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"We are very concerned about our scores, and find that they are not an accurate reflection of the time and effort put into this class," the petition said, according to a New York Times report.

We urge you to realize that a class with such a high percentage of withdrawals and low grades has failed to make students' learning and well-being a priority and reflects poorly on the chemistry department as well as the institution as a whole.'

Accusations made against Jones include: reducing the number of midterm exams from three to two; no offering of extra credit; no Zoom access to lectures for those with COVID-19; and Jones taught with a condescending and demanding tone.

Jones defended accusations made via the petition, adding that he reduced the number of exams because NYU scheduled his first test after six classes.

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Man sees his primary school teacher hawking

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a young man went on TikTok to share a video that captured the moment his friend saw his primary school computer teacher hawking rat poison on the street.

In the clip, the young man sat down with a laptop as the teacher stood some metres away from him. They seemed to be having a conversation.

The teacher was wearing his face mask, holding a sack that contains the things he was selling. The caption of the video read:

"God when, pple are really going through a lot."


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