Student sues teacher after receiving C+ grade

Posted at 7:16 PM, Feb 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-13 19:21:14-05

A Pennsylvania student is suing her teacher over the C+ that she says was not only undeserved, but that she believes prevented her from getting her degree, as well as her therapist’s license.

Graduate student Megan Thode in now involved in a legal dispute with her Lehigh University teacher, and is suing for what she believes she would have made as a licensed therapist — $1.3 million.

Testimony is set to begin this week in Northampton County Court.

According to her teacher, Amanda Eckhardt, Thode got the exact grade she deserved.  During the class in fall of 2009, Thode managed to score zero out of 25 points in class participation thanks to her bad behavior, Eckhardt told KOMO News.

This pulled her overall score down a full grade, preventing her from completing her degree.

Her lawyer claims that Eckhardt took issue with Thode’s outspoken stance in favor of gay marriage.

Thode is suing for breach of contract and sexual discrimination.