In college, there is always that one jerk professor who says he will fail the whole class, but everyone knows he’s just bluffing. Well, unfortunately for a group of Texas A&M college kids, one psychotic professor was not joking. Galveston professor Irwin Horwitz failed his entire Strategic Management class, saying he hit a ”breaking point.”
Horwitz notified the students of their failing grades in a scathing email, in which he citing lying, cheating and unruly behavior as his main reasons for failing the class.
"None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character. It is thus for these reasons why I am officially walking away from this course. I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level…. I will no longer be teaching the course, and all are being awarded a failing grade."
The university spokesman said the school is investigating the professor’s accusations, but that the failing grades will not stand.
“No student who passes the class academically will be failed. That is the only right thing to do," he said.
Horwitz said his Spring 2015 students were the worst he has seen in 20 years.
“This class is unique. I have never failed a class, it is very rare that I fail students, sometimes learning incorporates tough love,” Howitz told Houston NBC affiliate KPRC.