The Never-Ending Battle Between Professors and Students

Last week, there was an unintentionally hilarious article in the New York Times about the on-going debate over grading, students, and expectations. No surprise, among the denizens of academia — and the escapees like me — this provoked a fair amount of commentary. I

f you’re interested, there’s this at Scholars & Rogues. (The comments will provide considerable entertainment because the back-and-forth between and among commentators turned into a kids versus oldsters battle.)

Then there’s this from the always-worth-reading Alan Jacobs, who also has a link to an equally hilarious response from a writer for The New Republic.

2 thoughts on “The Never-Ending Battle Between Professors and Students

  1. Can one make a correlation between students believing attendance = a B and the CEO’s who believe they deserve bonuses for being at work, even though their company is in the crapper?

  2. Good question. Great idea for a dissertation for some grad student, eh?Or, how about the correlation between U.S. presidents and grade averages? Especially ones, who, ahem, attended Ivy League schools.

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