Caution: Do Not Inflate Past 4.0

by Jay Schalin

In today’s Clarion Call, George Leef tackles an amazing claim about grade inflation: that it’s a good thing. Joshua Silverstein, a professor of law at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, says in his new book entitled A Case for Grade Inflation in Legal Education that, among other reasons, bad grades are psychologically damaging for students. Indeed, they could lose confidence and, filled with shame and doubt, drop out of law school.

And dropping out, according to George, would truly be a good thing “if a law student goes to pieces over a C.”