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Diplomas & Degrees Devalued by Grade Inflation

Here's an image of a fake diploma, created by J. Schafer, for illustrative purposes only.

"Grade inflation" is the idea that teachers are giving students better grades than they deserve.  Commentator John Richard Schrock says teachers are facing increased pressure to pass mediocre and even failing students - and this, he says, isn't good for anyone.

Commentator John Richard Schrock is a professor of biology education at Emporia State University, where he trains future biology teachers.  He's also a frequent contributor to KPR's Morning Edition.

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