(From RealClearPolicy):

By Thomas K. Lindsay

Our country is on an apparently bipartisan crusade to increase the number of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates. Republican Florida governor Rick Scott recently proposed lowering tuition rates for students majoring in STEM subjects in order to bolster Florida’s economy. Democratic president Barack Obama announced last February a plan to “create classes that focus on STEM — the skills today’s employers are looking for to fill jobs right now and in the future.” But what’s missed in this project is the silent killer of STEM enrollment: grade inflation. READ MORE HERE