‘Suck it up, buttercup!’: Iowa rep wants to punish ‘cry baby’ school reactions to Trump win
If you require therapy and have to miss college classes bc of the election, be proud to be a stereotypical millennial you little crybaby— Jeremy Alexander (@jzander003) November 11, 2016
Bobby Kaufmann, a member of the Iowa State house and Chairman of the Iowa House Oversight Committee wants to launch an investigation into the state schools to find out how much taxpayer dollars are being spent on “cry baby” reactions.
BREAKING: Yale Econ 115 professor makes midterm exam optional after students write in expressing shock about presidential election: pic.twitter.com/JQY8GFsQiV— Jon Victor (@jon_victor_) November 9, 2016
A number of schools canceled classes in the wake of the election, while others delayed exams and offered counseling to upset students – moves that the Iowa politician called “absolutely asinine.”
Great read. A stand up politician taking action ! Schools don't embrace losing $$. WTG Bobby Kaufman https://t.co/dIyWRo7jKO— Lucie (@BrattyLucie) November 13, 2016
“I’m gonna find out exactly how many taxpayer dollars are being used for these cry zones and for all these different safe zones [so[ you can talk about your feelings,” Kaufmann told Who Radio. “And I’m gonna take whatever that number is and we’re gonna triple it and cut it from the university budget.”
The schools and colleges that reacted to Trump’s win in this way could face additional costs associated with rescheduling missed exams. Should Kaufmann's bill pass, three times this cost would be taken from the school's budget for 2017.
In some schools, counseling was made available for any students who needed it and dog and coloring book therapies were also offered.
The University of Kansas has therapy dogs available every other week, so this and the coloring books would not have cost the college extra money.