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The movement to reform higher education is finally entering prime time
The movement to reform higher education is finally entering prime time
 
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship is now in its twenty-fourth year of existence. Originally the brainchild of then Governor Zell Miller, since 1993 this merit-based scholarship program has distributed in excess of $9 billion in lottery proceeds to about 1.7 million qualifying recipients
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship is now in its twenty-fourth year of existence. Originally the brainchild of then Governor Zell Miller, since 1993 this merit-based scholarship program has distributed in excess of $9 billion in lottery proceeds to about 1.7 million qualifying recipients
 
In a 2011 Pope Center article entitled “Too Many Rhinestones,” Professors T. Norman Van Cott and the late Clarence Deitsch examined Ball State University’s (BSU) grade inflation problem
In a 2011 Pope Center article entitled “Too Many Rhinestones,” Professors T. Norman Van Cott and the late Clarence Deitsch examined Ball State University’s (BSU) grade inflation problem
 
Every so often, the issue of grade inflation makes the headlines, and we are reminded that grades are being debased continuously.
Every so often, the issue of grade inflation makes the headlines, and we are reminded that grades are being debased continuously.
 
One of the things that most frightens non-tenured faculty members is the prospect of getting too low an average on end-of-term student course evaluations.
One of the things that most frightens non-tenured faculty members is the prospect of getting too low an average on end-of-term student course evaluations.
 
Grade inflation is rampant on American campuses. According to a study by Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy, A’s represent 43 percent of all grades awarded today—up from 15 percent in 1960.
Grade inflation is rampant on American campuses. According to a study by Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy, A’s represent 43 percent of all grades awarded today—up from 15 percent in 1960.
 
In 2008, a committee of faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill was astounded to discover that the average grade of a Carolina student was 3.213 - well over a B average. Led by Andrew Perrin, a professor of sociology, the school's Educational Policy Committee began looking at how other universities...
In 2008, a committee of faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill was astounded to discover that the average grade of a Carolina student was 3.213 - well over a B average. Led by Andrew Perrin, a professor of sociology, the school's Educational Policy Committee began looking at how other universities...
 
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