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The Perils of Honest Grading

The recent flap at Norfolk State, where a biology professor was canned because he assigned students the grades they actually earned, thereby upsetting not only the students but the administration, is illustrative of a serious problem in American higher ed. Schools are often more interested in maximizing enrollment (which requires keeping the students happy) than upholding academic integrity.

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I comment on this disturbing trend.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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