Mansfield vs. Grade Inflation

"Harvard Professor Gives Two Sets Of Marks To Combat Grade Inflation" interview with Harvey C. Mansfield, Here and Now, National Public Radio, December 4, 2013.

From NPR:

Harvard University is back in the news for questions over grade inflation. A Harvard professor and longtime critic of grade inflation discovered yesterday that the most frequent mark given at the university is a perfect A.

Harvard government professor Harvey Mansfield has long been a critic of grade inflation. He’s developed his own way of trying to combat it: giving students two sets of grades — the one they deserve and the one that shows up on their transcript.

Mansfield discusses his strategy and the issue of grade inflation with Here & Now’s Robin Young.


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