Academic Questions

Grade Inflation

Good Grieve! America's Grade Inflation Culture

Craig Evan Klafter

The American culture of grade inflation is a primary abettor of the “pay to play” college admissions scandals recently in the news. If a student can manage to gain admission to a school that is academically out of reach, there’s a good chance he will pass his courses. The political history and institutional causes of college grade inflation might surprise you.

Grade Inflation in Higher Education: Is the End in Sight?

Michael J. Carter

Carter and Lara examine grade inflation: how widespread is it, and will it continue?