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Things have been looking good for your family's finances over the past couple of years
Every so often, the issue of grade inflation makes the headlines, and we are reminded that grades are being debased continuously.
Politicians are usually eager to be generous with the money taken from taxpayers, especially when it helps them gain favor with some interest group
North Carolina's economy grew slower in 2014 than in 2013, according to data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Grade inflation is rampant on American campuses. According to a study by Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy, A's represent 43 percent of all grades awarded today--up from 15 percent in 1960.
The 1970s were a hellish decade for this country. Inflation out the wazoo. Skyrocketing gas prices. Oil embargoes. Record unemployment. Communist aggression rampant around the globe.
Every few years, The College Board releases a report entitled Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society. It had not done so since 2010, until the latest version. These reports have a perfectly consistent message, namely that college education is all good. It...
North Carolina state government spending has grown "significantly" in recent decades, though much of that growth has been hidden beneath headlines that focus on the state's General Fund. That's a key finding from a new John Locke Foundation Spotlight report.
Nearly a decade ago, I wrote a paper on the problem (at least I see it as a problem) of grade inflation. Just as with monetary inflation, I think that bad things ensue from awarding students grades that are higher than they've truly earned.
In late May, my husband and I welcomed our first child, Edward James Robinson. We're calling him Ned. After the first few weeks of sleepless nights and a very steep learning curve, the hospital bills came. They're only the first of many expenses involved in raising a child - and they're chump...
In 2008, a committee of faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill was astounded to discover that the average grade of a Carolina student was 3.213 - well over a B average. Led by Andrew Perrin, a professor of sociology, the school's Educational Policy Committee began looking at how other universities...