Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Grade inflation

Honest to god, right on the home page of the N.Y. Times:

In Law Schools, Grades Rise, Just Like That
By CATHERINE RAMPELL
Many law schools have made their grading systems more lenient to give their students a better chance in the job market. Samuel Liu, right, goes to Loyola Law School Los Angeles, which is adding 0.333 to every grade.
At first, I couldn't even bear to read the story.  What is this world coming to?  But it turns out the headline is entirely accurate.  Some law schools are simply raising GPAs to make their students more competitive in the job market.

Yikes.

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