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Blog Entry: Grading the Elite


by Gary Natriello - May 09, 2005


"I feel a little bit coerced. Unfortunately, this is endemic in the academic world, where one way to make some people seem good is by making other people seem not so good. Most students here do a lot of work and a very good job, and they deserve to be rewarded."  The comments by Princeton Professor John Fleming appear in an article reporting on Princeton’s new grading policy limiting “A’s” to no more than 35% of a class.  The grade inflation discussions at Princeton and other elite universities have seldom risen above the technical or bureaucratic level so Professor Fleming’s brief comments seem worth considering.  



Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 09, 2005
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11862, Date Accessed: 5/26/2022 8:48:47 PM

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