February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
Used to be 75% was a D. When educations systems from secondary school through college broadened the scale to 10 points/letter, 70-79% became a C. Gradeflation continued, and the dumbing down of school curricula picked up more momentum.
Very soon colleges no longer expected students to complete degree requirements in 4-years and actually benefited by the extensions of 1 or more years to a Bachelor’s degree. Relaxed ‘standards’ were justified as allowing students more time to experience college life at their own pace. Some enrolled in only one or two courses for up to 3 additional years.
We’re gonna be paying for that for decades.