(From National Review, print edition, April 22, 2013, Issue)
HIGHER EDUCATION REVALUED
Texas considers a proposal to reverse grade inflation
Grade inflation is real, rampant, and ravaging a university near you. It would be a scandal if more people knew about it.
A bill filed in March in the Texas legislature looks to ensure that more do. Called “Honest Transcript,” it is a model of brevity, at only a little more than 300 words. Yet its sponsors expect it to shake up higher education in the state and beyond. They believe that when the public gets wind of higher education’s widespread grade-inflating practices, it will put a stop to them. Others, less hopeful, think that public transparency will merely reveal public indifference. READ MORE HERE