"A For Effort" by John Leo Article Review by The Research Group

"A For Effort" by John Leo
A critique of the article that argues for doing away with grading in schools.
# 15283 | 900 words | 1 source | 2000 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Jr High/High School)


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"The grading system used in schools has a number of consequences, from making the entire system effective to creating some resentment among students because of the need to compete with others. There are many critics of the system who find that grading creates more problems than it addresses.

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"The grading system used in schools has a number of consequences, from making the entire system effective to creating some resentment among students because of the need to compete with others. There are many critics of the system who find that grading creates more problems than it addresses. At the same time, it is difficult to see how the system could be completely replaced given the degree of dependence placed on grades by employers, colleges, parents, teachers, and the students themselves.


John Leo in his essay "A Proposal to Abolish Grading" writes about what he calls "grade inflation," or the idea that many instructors give few grades lower than a B-, thus placing a number of average students together at the top of the grade curve. This makes these students seem to be doing better than..."

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