Confessions of a grade inflator

“Marking exams and essays is a thankless job. It is tedious and time-consuming, and the feedback is never positive. Students often complain and demand remarking. ‘I hope you’re happy’, an MBA candidate once shouted at me, ‘the macro grade you gave me just cost me a career at Goldman!’ I’ve often thought such behaviour explains why American universities suffer rampant grade inflation …” (more)

[The Economist, 20 April]

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