The Age of Entitlement

Olivia Offner
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Posted: Aug 04, 2009 11:40 AM
Trina Thompson, who recently graduated from Monroe College with a GPA of 2.7, is suing her alma mater because she cannot find a job. Thompson is demanding tuition reimbursement and additional compensation for the stress of her three-month job search. Thompson claims the college's career center unfairly discriminated against her because of her poor GPA. "They favor more toward students that got a 4.0. They help them more out with the job placement," she said. Apparently, merit-based rewards aren't fair. The National Association of Colleges and Employers estimates that only 19.7 percent of the class of 2009 is employed. But clearly, Thompson is the real victim here.

Thompson's full complaint against Monroe College can be read here.