There's been a stereotype about the millennial generation that it has gone through its scholastic career with “grade inflation” on its side — the coddling, praising and teacher-torturing ways of its baby boomer parents causing schools to give in and just give praise.
If some of those kids attended Loyola Law School near downtown Los Angeles in recent years, at least some of that notion is true: The school next month will be “tacking on 0.333 to every grade recorded in the last few years,” according to The New York Times. States the paper:
“The goal is to make its students look more attractive in a competitive job market.”
In fact, a lot of law schools, including New York University, Georgetown, Golden Gate University and Tulane University, are doing it too. Some employers are taking the grade inflation into account. But still, if the move ends up giving someone with a high C average more of a B shine, it could stick.
“If somebody's paying $150,000 for a law school degree, you don't want to call them a loser at the end,” grade inflation expert Stuart Rojstaczer tells the Times. “So you artificially call every student a success.”