The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2838  Thursday, 13 December 2001

From:           Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 12 Dec 2001 16:47:19 -0500
Subject: 12.2828 Re: Plagiarism
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2828 Re: Plagiarism

Clifford Stetner, whom I believe teaches at a public university, wrote:

> Like mass media, grade inflation is the product of a similarly profit
> driven university system

I am under the impression that there is as much grade inflation at
publicly funded schools as at private institutions, if not more.  Grade
inflation hardly results from a fear that if Student A flunks out the
loss of his tuition will bankrupt the school.  Rather, the operative
considerations are those that Cliff would be expected to sympathize
with:  Political correctness ( 

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