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Are old grades unfairly judged against the new?

 
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andrewchon



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Are old grades unfairly judged against the new? Reply with quote

This is only a perception:

I think recent college grades are overly inflated to make school look good and graduation percentage high. I think the grades from previous century are less so. Older workers are disadvantaging themselves by double standarding themselves when they think their grades are same standard as the more recent.

Am I mistaken with this notion?
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silkhighway



Joined: 24 Oct 2010
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear this all the time about universities in Canada but I just don't see it. If anything, I see the opposite, the economy's been bad driving more people to attend university and be more competitive, and there are way more international students now that have also raised the bar. The price of tuition has far outpaced inflation, and there's a lot more pressure on kids entering university to succeed or else than there was in previous generations. Maybe the biggest difference is that a lot more kids go from high school to university, because there just isn't the jobs out there like there used to be for people with a high school education.

In any case, who' s been out of school for more than 5 years and cares about their grades?
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silkhighway wrote:
I hear this all the time about universities in Canada but I just don't see it. If anything, I see the opposite, the economy's been bad driving more people to attend university and be more competitive, and there are way more international students now that have also raised the bar. The price of tuition has far outpaced inflation, and there's a lot more pressure on kids entering university to succeed or else than there was in previous generations. Maybe the biggest difference is that a lot more kids go from high school to university, because there just isn't the jobs out there like there used to be for people with a high school education.

In any case, who' s been out of school for more than 5 years and cares about their grades?


Nobody that I know of.

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