Take a moment to read the following: (it is short)
Northampton County judge rules there's enough evidence in suit over student's poor grade to move forward
Think about that case. Here you have a professor, being sued, as a result of their authority. It made me wonder if professors and instructors actually have authority in the classroom. If students have the ability to force professors to pay out of pocket expenses for court cases involving grades, who actually has the power? If anything, wouldn't the student have more power, by default, than the instructor? Adjunct's are historically known for their poverty*, would they become a target? Would they be more inclined to give everyone A's? Would wealthier students simply bring a legal team to campus with them? Are they actually students or are they officially, customers?
As you can see, this cases raises a bunch of questions for me. What are some of your thoughts on the matter and do you think students should be able to find faculty and staff personally liable for grade related damages.