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A CASE OF GRADE INFLATION? « Texas Hold ‘Em Blogger

bozo.gifA CASE OF GRADE INFLATION? « Texas Hold ‘Em Blogger

Apparently, grade inflation is S.O.P at this school

NY Times Source Article – Make sure you read the whole article. The very last line explains why this student needed to pass: She couldn’t afford to go to her senior prom for the third year in a row!

I’d love to be around when the Clue Train flattens both this bimbo and her mom (who claims that she “earned” her grade).

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  1. I haven’t had time to read your links yet, but wanted to chime in that there’s drama at my school about a student I had last term complaining about her failing grade. I had a conference with my boss about her this afternoon. I’m trying to decide whether to blog about it – I’m not sure it’s safe to do so, though; I have the feeing that this could get super-ugly, and I’d like to not expose myself to any kind of risk where this student is concerned….

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