A Valley Voices article by Aris Janigian in the June 16 Bee made my blood boil. Robert (you’ll-thank-me-later) Boyd gave an F to a student because she neglected to put “Section 1,” “Section 2,” etc. in her otherwise A paper. I hope those acquainted with Mr. Boyd are paying attention.
If he has a cavity, his dentist should pull all his teeth. If his car needs an oil change, the mechanic should replace the engine. If he forgets his wife’s birthday, she should divorce him.
He has broken the sacred trust between student and teacher. I taught for 37 years trying very hard to be fair with my comments and grades. Every paper turned in had to be compared with the wording of the assignment.
In the Janigian case, if the section titles were one of 20 requirements, then she should be docked 5 percent. Cheryl Sullivan is also complicit. She backed the professor instead of a more logical, reasonable and fair decision for the student.
Keep an eye on this guy. If he parks in the wrong parking space, he should be fired.
Alan Langstraat, Selma