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Document Number: 9760

Grade Inflation for Education Majors and Low Standards for Teachers: When Everyone Makes the Grade - The data on median grades by department confirm that there are significantly lower grading standards and inflated grades for education majors. Why does this matter? As the author concludes, “Low grading standards in university education departments are part of a larger culture of low standards for educators, and they precede the low evaluation standards by which teachers are judged in K–12 schools. The culture of low standards for educators is problematic because it creates a disconnect between teachers’ perceptions of acceptable performance and the perceptions of everyone else.” (Cory Koedel, AEI, August 2011)...

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