Democratizing Phi Bete

February 1975
National Review;2/14/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p151
This article presents information on causes of grade inflation at universities in the United States. One of the reasons for grade inflation are the overriding need to get undergraduates into graduate schools. It is reported that because of grade inflation graduate schools increasingly rely on entrance examinations and other objective tests. It is pointed that the root cause of grade inflation, however, looks to be a loss of professional nerve on the part of college faculties. During the 1960s, faculties canceled classes to please the kids when they presented themselves as war protestors.


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