A student with a stutter who attends County College of Morris received an e-mail from his history professor asking him to pose questions before or after class—not during—because the professor said he was taking up too much time, according to a New York Times story.
During a subsequent class, he raised his hand and never was called on.
The student, Philip Garber Jr., a 16-year-old Mansfield resident, switched classes as a result of the professor and is participating again in his new class, the story said. The Star-Ledger reported school administrators say the adjunct history professor acted inappropriately, but officials wouldn't say if any action was taken against the professor.
The professor's e-mail said the suggestions were meant to make his experience in the class more productive and enjoyable.