Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris told the Harvard Crimson this week A is the most frequent grade and A- is the median grade. Harvard released the grades in response to a question by professor Harvey C. Mansfield, who has long disparaged “grade inflation.” The professor was quoted in the Crimson as saying the high grades are “indefensible” and represent “a failure on the part of this faculty and its leadership to maintain our academic standards.”
Harvard confirmed the report to ABC News today and said in a statement that the university is more focused on learning than grades.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
If You're Good Enough To Get Into Harvard You've Already Proven Yourself A Success, Right?
That's the message they seem to be sending out: