2001

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2874  Thursday, 20 December 2001

[1]     From:   Jim Slager <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Dec 2001 14:26:49 -0800
        Subj:   Re: Grade Inflation

[2]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
        Date:   Wednesday, 19 Dec 2001 17:36:16 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2854 (R) Re: Grade Inflation


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From:           Jim Slager <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 19 Dec 2001 14:26:49 -0800
Subject:        Re: Grade Inflation

It's funny.  Of over twenty "explanations for grade inflation" I can't
find a single one that makes sense.

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From:           W. L. Godshalk <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 19 Dec 2001 17:36:16 -0500
Subject: 12.2854 (R) Re: Grade Inflation
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2854 (R) Re: Grade Inflation

I was an undergraduate in the late 1950s, and the gentleman's C -- as it
was called in those benighted times -- was already well established in
legend and in fact.  It was extremely difficult to flunk out, although
some managed it by refusing to study or go to class or obey any of the
rules.  Yes, students did have rules of conduct in the 50s, and got
demerits for not obeying those rules.  Parents were paying good money to
have their children educated -- and they expected that their children
would graduate -- if only with Cs.

Of course, I admit that my experience was limited to one small college
-- where J. D. Salingar and I were educated along with John Updike's ma
(obviously not at the same time).

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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