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Started by Langue_doc, October 23, 2023, 04:53:58 PM
Quote from: apl68 on October 24, 2023, 02:02:23 PM"Participation trophy" culture no doubt goes some way toward explaining grade inflation at K-12 schools. Plus pressures on schools to graduate students no matter what, and teachers' lack of status viz-a-viz parents. In higher ed, grade inflation probably owes more to a combination of declining selectivity on the part of most colleges trying to keep their enrollments up, and the idea that students who pay the equivalent of a home mortgage to attend college are paying customers who need to be kept happy.