Have you heard about this?
In a move widely applauded by local parents, a school district in New Jersey has banished “D” grades from its schools. From now on, any grade under a C will be an automatic failure.
“D’s are simply not useful in society,” said Larrie Reynolds, the Mount Olive superintendent, who led the campaign against D’s as a way to raise the bar. “It’s a throwaway grade. No one wants to hire a D-anything, so why would we have D-students and give them credit for it?”
It’s a bit ironic, considering the “C” grade was designed to represent the average student and average result. In our modern society of overachievers, the goal is apparently for 100% of our children to be above average.
I sincerely hope that none of the professors grade on a curve.