Student booted for ‘personal beliefs’

February 16, 2005

A master's student at a New York college was kicked out of the graduate education program because of what officials claim was a "mismatch" between his personal beliefs and the goals of the program.

According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, a nonprofit group, the trouble began when Le Moyne College master's student Scott McConnell wrote a paper that advocated "strong discipline and hard work" in the classroom and an environment that allows "corporal punishment...

Schools: Le Moyne College Cases: Le Moyne College: Dismissal of Student for Dissenting Views