Inside Higher Ed
August 8th, 2014
Grade inflation was the subject of scathing articles a decade ago,
with educators and others poking fun at elite colleges and universities
where merit seemed to have been replaced with a Lake Wobegon attitude
that everyone was above average -- well above average in fact.
A number of colleges and universities adopted policies designed to
curb grade inflation. But one of the most prominent of those
institutions -- Princeton University -- now appears poised to roll back
the most controversial part of its policy: a limit of 35 percent on the
A-range grades awarded in each course. A faculty report released Thursday made that recommendation, and it was endorsed by the university's president.