Academic Bloggers on….Grade Inflation

  On the Web site, we asked users to tell us whether they had ever inflated grades to get more positive student evaluations. Almost 20 percent of the 400+ faculty who responded admitted that they had, in fact, inflated grades. This comes as no shock, of course, considering how much has been written about grade inflation during the past few years. From the Boston Globe to the New York Times, college faculty have been flogged in print for doling out As like John D. Rockefeller flipping Mercury head dimes to kids during the Great Depression. Theories about grade inflation […]
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