Are Harvard students getting smarter?

Grade Inflation: What Goes Up Must Come Down by Aden Barton for the Harvard Crimson.

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2 Responses to “Are Harvard students getting smarter?”

  1. Fred (Au Natural) Says:

    I wonder what happened in the early 60s?


  2. silverapplequeen Says:

    I have a hard time believing that this younger generation is getting smarter. Plus, having gone to college in the 70s & then again in the 2000s, I can attest that grading was much harder before the turn of the century. Also, kids didn’t complain about grading back in the day like they do now, nor did they contrive to get rid of teachers that they didn’t like for whatever stupid reason they might come up with. On the other hand, colleges treated students like adults & not like overgrown children. Even older students like myself (I was 48 in 2008) was treated like I still in high school.

    & yeah, the State University of New York at Buffalo isn’t Harvard but the same issues are everywhere. I remember the grading curves. I was personally insulted by them. If you aren’t doing the work & you aren’t making the grade, you deserve to fail.


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