The worst grade inflation turns F’s into D’s or C’s, writes Jason Fertig, a management professor at University of Southern Indiana. After changing the names, Fertig publishes semi-literate e-mails from a student who begged his way into an online class — he needed one more credit to complete a degree — then tried to pass by begging for unearned points. He failed.
Every F that is inflated to a D or C grade moves a given student to the next level without that student demonstrating satisfactory performance. . . . The damage to the worth of a college education and the ensuing credential inflation increases exponentially with every “Drake” that walks across that stage.
“Drake” is “not unique,” Fertig writes. And he’s a real student.