If you had a kid, would you want them earning A’s, B’s or C’s? Would you be disappointed if they had a report card full of C’s, even though that shows they are exactly where they are supposed to be? In their respective reports, professor of geophysics Stuart Rojstaczer and journalist Phil Primack analyse America's view on grades, specifically the drastic increase in grade inflation. Both build their argument that schools must first accept grade inflation as a problem and then they can begin working towards a solution.
Primrack’s main idea that students being conditioned to believe that an A is the new C comes from his personal experience of how students react to receiving a low grade. He believes that their entitlement issues are the root of