Is Grade Inflation Related To Tuition Inflation?
This chart would suggest that the two correlate:
Mark Perry explains why the two may go hand-in-hand:
The connections among “grade inflation, “tuition inflation,” “college textbook inflation,” and exponentially rising student loan debt are important. Perhaps students find it easier to accept rising tuition, higher textbook prices, and $25,000 in average student loan debt if they at least graduate with mostly As and a GPA above 3.0? Even if they can’t find a job, they can take pride in having “earned” an inflated GPA?
Higher education has become an assembly line for the fleecing of students. They’re lured into school where all the grants and scholarships and government subsidized student loan money is harvested from them through inflated tuition, student fees and the textbook racket with the promise of a degree leading to a lucrative career serving as the bait.
Grade inflation is just another way to make that bait look more tantalizing.Tags: grade inflation, higher education