If you went to school in the 1960s, you probably didn’t get all straight As. But now, it seems that many students are getting higher marks for basically performing the same as their 1960s counterparts.
Are this decade’s students smarter than students in the 60s, 70s, and 80s? Probably not (just my opinion) so the big question comes to how grades are being computed. Has the push for straight As by both parents and college admissions led to everyone simply being rewarded with an A? Are teachers willing to give higher grades to avoid potential conflict?
There are plenty of other questions that are being raised by this infographic and I hope you’ll weigh in on this controversial topic on the Edudemic Facebook page or down in the comments.