Thursday, January 30, 2003

Interesting article here in the Washington Post on the realities of grade inflation at college campuses. This was a serious problem when I was in school in the early 90's, and it appears to be only getting worse--apparently it is now anathema to assign a student a 'C', since graduate schools will knock you out of contention for having such a low score, even though once a 'C' was simply average. Of particular interest are these comments on Slashdot, mostly from folks recounting their own college includes both students, professors and administrators from all over.