Public Education
Atlanta professor allegedly fired for refusing to inflate grades at an HBCU

A former economics professor at Atlanta’s Spelman College alleges he was fired after he refused to inflate grades in an econometrics class. Spelman, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)… Read More

January 15, 2024
Public Education
Teachers at a Virginia school district can again give zeros to students who do no work, but 50% remains the bottom for any effort

A school district in Virginia reversed a change to its grading policy, allowing teachers to again give students zeros for not turning in assignments. Last year, Fairfax County Public Schools… Read More

September 20, 2023
Public Education
Second Kansas City-area school district lowers bar for grades; new bottom is 50%, ‘any effort’ earns 60%

Students in a Kansas City-area school district who do no work could end a course with 50% on their record, and with “any effort” receive a minimum of 60%. That’s… Read More

September 13, 2023
Public Education
‘Grade grubbing.’ Some high school and college students want good grades without the work, says survey

A survey of nearly 300 high school teachers and college professors found that students frequently ask for better grades than they’ve earned, also known as grade… Read More

September 11, 2023
Public Education
Arlington Public Schools lowers grading standards in the name of ‘equity’

A Virginia school district is revising its grading policies to create “equitable grading processes.”  The new policies allow students to redo assignments, turn in late work,… Read More

June 12, 2023