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    NYU organic chemistry professor is fired after 82 students sign petition to get rid of him for making the subject ‘too hard’ – as the leading academic defends his teaching methods and blames quality of intake

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    A New York University professor has been fired after a group of students signed a petition against him suggesting his course was too difficult, Your Content has learned.

    Maitland Jones Jr., 84, was fired from New York University after 82 of his 350 students signed a petition against him.

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    Students claimed course materials for his organic chemistry class were too hard and blamed Jones for their poor test scores.

    Jones previously taught at Princeton before moving to a yearly contract teaching at NYU, and later wrote a 1,300-page textbook on the subject he taught.

    Jones said he noticed students struggling to reintegrate to in-person classes post-COVID-19 – a decade after he noticed a loss of focus among his students.

    Former students and NYU faculty defended Jones, citing poor conduct from students,‘according to FlipBoard.

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