Dr. Donofrio: Two semesters ago, only seven students failed my Postmodern Literature course. Now that we have a new curriculum that covers much more obscure authors than before, twelve students failed the course this last semester. We need to return to our original curriculum.
Dr. Mendez: I have the same curriculum, and I only had one more failure this last semester than in the previous one. Something else must be the issue in your course.
Dr. Donofrio’s conclusion assumes all the following EXCEPT