More Evidence of Grade Inflation

by George Leef

In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Ball State University economics professors Clarence Deitsch and Norman Van Cott discuss grade inflation at their university. They show that it has been steady and widespread, undermining the value of grades in gauging student capabilities. School officials are not concerned about it, but insist on holding useless “brainstorming” sessions meant to give the appearance of concern over academic standards.