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It deprives them of experiencing failure and learning

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how they stack up against what the world demands. It deprives them of experiencing failure and learning how to recover. Grade inflation tells students they do everything very well—a continuation of the applause and approbation most have experienced all of their lives. Grade inflation diminishes the ability of colleges to educate. Grade inflation is commonly thought of as a moral or ethical failing; it is in reality an education failing.” (Strauss 2013) The best way to stop inflation would be to eliminate the amount of students in each class that can get each grade letter like Harvard Crimson students are now practicing. (Strauss 2013) If each grade had a specific amount of students that could receive their students would work harder to perform. Another way to eliminate grade inflation as a professor would be to stop being soft when a student approaches you about their grade. Keep documentation of all graded assignments and issued grades based on what the student earned. However, I do not feel that grade inflation is that detrimental to the performance of a student after graduation in the work force, but I do believe that inflation hinders the student from what they could do.
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References H. Joey Gray (2011) I’m Present, A Please . MTSU. NRPA 2011 Alicia C. Shepard (2005) A’s For Everyone . Washington Post. June 5.W19 Valarie Strauss (2013) Why Grade Inflations Even at Harvard is a Big Problem. Washington Post December 20. Dictionary.com
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