Professor Who Told Stuttering Student Not To Speak Acted Inappropriately, County College Of Morris Officials Say

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The County College of Morris acknowledged today that an adjunct history professor acted improperly when she told a stuttering student not to speak in class because he was "infringing on other students’ time."

Administrators declined to say whether any explicit disciplinary action was taken against the professor, Elizabeth Snyder, but expressed disappointment with the e-mail she sent sent to Philip Garber Jr. several weeks ago.

"The message was that because it does take him awhile to ask a question or answer a question, that it was interfering with the rights of other students," said Bette Simmons, vice president of student development for the Randolph college.

"That made me feel very mad," said Garber, who filed a complaint with the Office of Student Development.

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