Enjoying a perfect summer Saturday afternoon with an iced coffee and new book that just arrived in the mail:
It's an excellent resource by Robin Mamlet, a former dean of admission at Stanford, Swarthmore, and Sarah Lawrence, and Christine Vandevelde, a journalist/parent......
......but I nearly did a spit-take when I got to the page about grade inflation:
Between 1980 and 2008, according to a Higher Education Research Institute study, students reporting an average of A to A+ in high school increased from 26.6 percent to 47.2 percent .... GPAs in some schools climb as high as 7.0.
GPAs as high as 7.0?
Illustrations by Jennifer Orkin Lewis