Will grade inflation do us in?

In my last post, I mentioned dropping out of college and being ill-prepared and requiring remedial coursework as problems in Higher Education. But, an equally large problem is grade inflation. There has been significantly higher grades given out over the last 3 decades as in the past. Higher grades are granted for “signaling” purposes. Signaling is a word we hear a lot of these days. It is meant to imply that students who graduate college are more capable, and this “signals” to employers that they are better candidates. The signaling word distresses me a great deal. No longer do we…