Why Grade Inflation (even at Harvard) is a Big Problem

(From the Washington Post):

By Valerie Strauss

The Harvard Crimson, the university’s student newspaper, recently published a story about the continuing problem of grade inflation at the elite institution. Here’s a piece about why it matters, from Diane R. Dean is associate professor for higher education administration and policy at Illinois State University. Arthur Levine is president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and president emeritus of Teachers College, Columbia University. They are co-authors ofGeneration on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student.

By Arthur Levine and Diane Dean

Harvard’s student newspaper recently reported that its median grade for undergraduates is A- and its most frequently awarded grade is A. The story produced a media hullabaloo, but grade inflation is neither new nor surprising.

College student grades in the United States have been rising steadily since the 1960s. READ MORE HERE