If today's *C* means a degree, do good profs give F's

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If today's *C* means a degree, do good profs give F's
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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 8:56am

What happens when a student just goes through the motions to get a credential?

Yesterday's B might be today's A, but the real problem is yesterday's F is today's C

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Wow - all I can say is this is not the case where ds18 goes - quite the opposite, in fact. He was in the intro philosophy class last fall (required for all students at this U) and of the 25 kids, 17 got Fs on the midterm, 5 of those being honors kids. Most dropped the class; they'd all worked hard to be A/B students going into the midterm and then the prof's exam was nothing like what had been taught (probably same test all classes had but this prof hadn't taught that material). It was very demoralizing for the kids. This is not to say I'd prefer them all to pass 'just because' (ds went to a HS that was also very difficult so he knew what it takes to succeed) but...

Sue
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Registered: 04-16-2009

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Demoralized? They don'y have to put in much effort and still pass. What is demoralizing about that?

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No, what you need is higher standard in high school.

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Registered: 07-30-1997

At ds's U, a B- is 80; 79 is a C+. FWIW.

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Registered: 07-24-1997

I would be speechless about this, except...

I had an employee for a few years who went to an Ivy League university.