This next entry comes from Tall, Dark, and Mysterious, a college math professor in Canada. TD&M wrote a post about students who complain about her (I don't know why, but I think I recall TD&M being a her....) blog, and summarized certain students' views about grading thusly:
- Grades are meaningless.
- Therefore I should give higher grades.
- You don’t really get educated in school, remember? Grades are meaningless.
- Grades are a means of recognizing students for their ability.
- Which was not acquired or honed in the classroom in which those grades were assigned.
- Making grades kinda disconnected from the grader and the material being graded.
- Still, because they determine employment prospects, grades are super important to students.
- But still meaningless.