Rethinking failure

Toch, Thomas
June 1994
U.S. News & World Report;6/13/94, Vol. 116 Issue 23, p20
Reports that on many campuses, years of grade inflation have transformed the traditional gentleman's C into a gentleperson's B plus. How Stanford University has taken a step toward returning mediocrity to its rightful station; Vote to reinstate failing grades after a 24-year hiatus; Common practice of professors to inflate grades to attract students to their departments and courses; Low-grading departments which pay an enormous price in enrollment.


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