Tag: grades

  • Grade Inflation And Bullshit

    Adapted from a twitter thread. Remember back at the end of September when it came out that a university professor Chris Healy was part of the pro-fascism deadly protest in Charlottesville five years ago? Well, it’s important to connect the dots sometimes because he’s also the person who collected data on grade inflation that has […]

  • Brief Review of “Lowering Higher Education” by James E. Côté & Anton L. Allahar

    Lowering Higher Education: The Rise of Corporate Universities and the Fall of Liberal Education by James E. Côté My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you are at all interested or involved in Higher Education I recommend you read this book. If the government and schools were to implement even some of their recommendations I […]

  • Prep Room Discussions and Grading

    I originally posted this on a Ning site that we use for classroom discussions in my Educational Psych class. Today there was an interesting discussion in the English/social studies prep room at my school. Someone brought up how grades were posted, and that most teachers posted them by student number (essentially alphabetically). One teacher though posted […]

  • Grades? What Grades?

    Why do we give students grades? Wait, no, that’s not it.  I understand why we give students grades, what I don’t understand is why we use the traditional A through F system. It seems to discourage cooperation, and provide yet another thing for students to make fun of each other over. I believe that we […]