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Re: Grade Inflation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2895  Thursday, 27 December 2001

[1]     From:   Thomas Larque <
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        Date:   Saturday, 22 Dec 2001 17:54:24 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2882 Re: Grade Inflation

[2]     From:   Edmund Taft <
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        Date:   Saturday, 22 Dec 2001 14:44:17 -0500
        Subj:   Grade Inflation

[3]     From:   Jim Slager <
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        Date:   Saturday, 22 Dec 2001 16:30:37 -0800
        Subj:   Re: Grade Inflation

[4]     From:   Paul E. Doniger <
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        Date:   Saturday, 22 Dec 2001 20:24:26 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 12.2882 Re: Grade Inflation


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From:           Thomas Larque <
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Date:           Saturday, 22 Dec 2001 17:54:24 -0000
Subject: 12.2882 Re: Grade Inflation
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2882 Re: Grade Inflation

> In keeping
> with the philosophy of multiculturalism it is thought wrong to
> "privilege" courses on Western civilization by requiring them, despite
> the fact that it is our civilization, and that, because it is the only
> self-critical civilization, it is better than the others.

Would a "self-critical" culture really consider itself so much "better
than the others"?  Isn't this missing the point of self-criticism?

Thomas Larque.

"Shakespeare and His Critics"
http://shakespearean.org.uk

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From:           Edmund Taft <
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Date:           Saturday, 22 Dec 2001 14:44:17 -0500
Subject:        Grade Inflation

David Kathman introduces some interesting quotes from the 20 December
Wall Street Journal, and ends with the following observation:



 

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