Grade Inflation

Grade Inflation

Annotated Bibliography, Grade Inflation
DeVry University

Due to the recession, the job market is more competitive now than ever before. Employers are faced with a very difficult task when it comes to hiring qualified candidates. With an increase in grade inflation, employers are noticing that the average grades on transcripts are an “A”. Are all of the graduates above average, or is an “A” the new average?

Benjamin, R. (2013). College to work: Attacking a critical market failure. University Business, 16(11).
The article above written by Roger Benjamin explains some of the challenges human resource managers are faced with. This article will help to demonstrate how grade inflation is linked to and affecting the job market and the economy. I feel that this article relates to my thesis because it will show the correlation between grade inflation and how it affects the student as well as the economy.

Today an A is the most common grade given in college-43 percent of all grades
(Lindsay, 2013). Many feel like grade inflation is rampant and spiraling out of control, while others feel that grade inflation is necessary to allow graduates to be able to compete with other institutions. “Honest Transcript”, a bill filed in Texas, proposes all colleges and universities include the average grade for the entire class alongside the individual grade.

LINDSAY, T. K. (2013). Higher Education Revalued. National Review, 65(7), 22-24

This article written by Thomas K. Lindsay will be used in my paper to show the opinion of grade inflation from an educator’s point of view. I will also refer to this article under the subtopic of students to show the effect grade inflation has on student’s short term and long term. This article relates to my thesis in the sense it will help to demonstrate how grade inflation is doing more harm than good.

The No Child Left Behind Act came into effect in 2002 under the Bush administration....

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