Students on every level, whether it may be high school or universities, are receiving higher grades to which everyone is not entitled to. If a low grade is given to a student, the student has the right to appeal the grade and demand that it be graded again. Usually in response to this, professors would satisfy the students by not putting up much of a fight and inflate the grade just to avoid certain situations. Such as, being hounded by administrators to higher grades or receiving negative evaluations from the students that can prevent a promotion. Of course, this would cause numerous professors to become nervous about giving grades, so they would simply grade students with ease. It seems as if these professors only care for money rather than responsibility and guidance for the students. When in reality students should be the ones worried about money.
Students in college take grading very seriously. They are the ones paying for their education. According to Brent Staples, he claims that the cost of a first-tier diploma exceeds $120,000 and faced with the prospect of crushing debt students are treating grades as a matter of life and death on some occasions even suing to have their grades raised or re-graded” This is true. If a student pays for their own education they have a right to critique what grade they got, but the Students critiquing has gone ridiculously out of hand to the point where they think all they should be getting is A’s. This phenomenon is similar to paying higher price for a product and getting maximum benefits from it.
According to Valen Johnson, a Duke University statistics professor, claims that he came up with a plan to recalculate the grade point average to give harder graded courses greater weight, however the students and even faculty members are not on board with his idea because teachers thought that if they start to grade harder the students would leave their class or give them bad reviews. If they grade...