Grade Inflation and Teaching: The Private School Marketplace

“Grade Inflation and Teaching: What Should Teachers do in a World of Entitlement?” by Meira Levinson and Ilana Finefter from Justice in Schools is a case that poses classic questions about a problem of collective action and values. From the summary:

In a world of increasingly competitive college admissions, more and more one grade may well make the difference between acceptance and rejection. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, grade inflation is widespread. How should teachers respond? Fight grade inflation, possibly putting their own students at a competitive disadvantage? Or give the grades they think kids have earned?

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