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This article was in the Herald Journal today.  Most everyone I talk to agrees that grade inflation is a problem.  It is so difficult to battle though, because to work against it one needs to have everyone else (at least everyone else in your department and perhaps everyone else at the university and perhaps everyone else at every university) working against it with you.  Otherwise you just look like a jerk who is being unfair.

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