National Journal has a story (“Harvard Is Completely Ordinary When It Comes to Grade Inflation“) how an A has become the most common grade in the US and the average GPA has risen from 2.52 in 1966 to 3.11 in 2006.
The rise of grade inflation is on display every day at GradeInflation.com. The picture isn’t pretty.
This is a problem that faculty need to take responsibility for. Why aren’t we doing a better job holding the line?