Wasn’t there a change to the law making an old school essay correct?
April 17, 2018 1:38 AM   Subscribe

I have this clear recollection of reading a story (maybe even on the Blue!) about a man (in the US?) who lobbied to change a law for years, and when the change was passed, he was able to get a decade(s?) old school essay regraded because it was factual under the new law. But where is this story?
posted by Martijn to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Sounds like the story behind the 27th Amendment
posted by Paragon at 1:47 AM on April 17, 2018 [4 favorites]

Gregory Watson FPP and recent comment. The latter is where I learned of the story, despite the fact I was at UT at roughly the same time as Watson.
posted by TedW at 2:29 AM on April 17, 2018 [1 favorite]

Less than 10 minutes for the answer, less than an hour for the matching FPP. Brilliant!
posted by Martijn at 5:36 AM on April 17, 2018

Strictly speaking, the old school essay always was correct. Watson was right all along; had he not been, his efforts to prove himself so would have come to nothing.
posted by flabdablet at 9:52 AM on April 17, 2018

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