English professor gives students extra credit … for dissing Donald Trump

English professor gives students extra credit … for dissing Donald Trump

Talk about grading on a curve!

A professor at Creighton University in Nebraska apparently gave his students an extra-credit question on a test that apparently rewarded students for bashing Donald Trump.

Professor Fidel Fajardo-Acosta had students take an online test for his class “World Literature I: Antiquity to the Renaissance.” The exam included an extra-credit question, worth five points, which simply read “Donald Trump is.” The answer choices were:

A. A fool
B. Already in hell
C. A clown
D. An evil man
E. The Anti-Christ
F. All of the answer choices for this question are correct

It’s not clear which answer, if any, is the “correct” one, or whether an alternative existed for students who do not dislike Trump. It’s also odd that this question should appear on a test in a literature course, unless Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal” were required reading, which judging from the course title is not the case.

The question was sent by one of Fajardo-Acosta’s students to Hypeline, a website run by the conservative student organization Turning Points USA. The student’s identity remains anonymous, due to fear of retaliation.

Notably, Fajardo-Acosta’s class is part of Creighton’s Magis Core Curriculum, a battery of courses all students at Creighton are required to complete to graduate.

That Fajardo-Acosta would use such a question as a bonus isn’t necessarily surprising. While his reviews on Ratemyprofessors.com are mostly positive, several of them mention him being “left-wing” and a critic of capitalism.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Fajardo-Acosta for comment, but has not yet received a reply.

This report, by Blake Neff, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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