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27 December 2010

Grade Inflation

Here is a cool piece on grade inflation, featuring sociologist Andrew Perrin. I might make this required reading for my students every semester. It really is a big deal, but we don't do a good enough job explaining why to ourselves or our students. The irony is that students and their parents on some level believe that by virtue of paying tuition, they are entitled to A's and B's when if they truly valued the money spent on their education, they would want the grades to mean something instead of meaning nothing.

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