A's for everyone? The problem of grade inflation on college campuses
Broadcast: Midmorning, 01/25/2011, 10:06 a.m.
A high GPA is a lot easier to come by than it used to be thanks to grade inflation. What's wrong with an easy A? Well, when every class is an easy A students do less work and a 4.0 tells potential employers nothing about a student's actual ability.
- Philip Babcock: associate professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has just published a study on grade inflation.
- Andrew Perrin: Professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina. He is the chairman of the committee at UNC to implement a fuller grading spectrum.