The Law: Suing for Not Learning

Most education majors suffer in silence through dull required courses about "teaching methods." But Mrs. II-ene lanniello, a senior at the University of Bridgeport, has decided to stage a one-woman revolt. Claiming that the "Methods and Materials in Teaching Basic Business Subjects" course she had to take last year was "worthless," she sued the school to get her tuition and expenses back.

"I've had bad classes before," says Ianniello, "but this was ridiculous. The only thing I learned was how to use the overhead projector." The lone requirement was to hand in a book report. All 14 students in the course, which...

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