Pass 'em all

What would happen if professors passed all students, regardless of performance? New Economist points to a “natural experiment” in France with “surprisingly positive” results. After the May, 1968 riots, exams were cancelled and pass rates soared. A study finds the students of ’68 pursued more education.

About Joanne

Comments

  1. Richard Nieporent says:

    What would happen if professors passed all students, regardless of performance?

    Students will stop coming to classes. I guess people who are opposed to “high stakes testing” will love this solution. By the way, when you go for that operation, try not to think about the fact that your doctor didn’t have pass any medical school exams.

  2. ragnarok says:

    True, the patient might be nervous, but it’s a small price to pay for the doctor’s self-esteem.