Giddle says that Morningstar offered students the option to read Jubilee instead of the required readings during the second week of class. Levinson says that only happened after her mother “made a stink.”
Levinson also says that Morningstar has stopped commenting on her journal assignments entirely, not even to correct her grammar, and that she now feels shunned by the professor. “There’s a total disconnect now—she won’t even look at me,” says Levinson, who fears Morningstar will retaliate by failing her at the end of the semester.
Despite her worries, Levinson says she hopes that by speaking out, other students won’t have to go through a similar situation at CCP. “People have been trying to convert me my whole life. It shouldn’t be that way, but it exists. You really can’t run from it, and it’s sad that I have to face this in community college.”