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May 19, 2010 10:00 AM This Is Why People Make Fun of Community Colleges

By Daniel Luzer

Because sometimes they do stuff like this.

Apparently a student at Hinds Community College in Mississippi was kicked out of a class because he swore. He was, however, outside of class when he did this. According to a piece on the website of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE, the source of so much of academia’s weird information):

On March 29, 2010, after their Oral Communication class, instructor Barbara Pyle and a few students stayed after class to discuss the students’ grades. At one point, [Isaac] Rosenbloom said that his grade was “going to f—k up my entire GPA.”
According to Rosenbloom… Pyle… told him that his language was unacceptable and that she was giving him “detention.” Rosenbloom replied (accurately) that detention was not a punishment at HCC, and Pyle told him that she was sending him to the dean. Pyle then submitted a disciplinary complaint against Rosenbloom, stating that “this language was not to be tolerated [and] he could not say that under any circumstances [including in] the presence of the other students.”

HCC has an official policy against “public profanity, cursing and vulgarity,” though it’s a little unclear how this policy can apply to students when they’re not actually in class. HCC punished Rosenbloom for his “flagrant disrespect” and he was barred from Pyle’s class. The exclusion from the class will, presumably, fuck up Rosenbloom’s GPA a great deal more.

Rosenbloom is 29 years old.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer