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A national survey released at the beginning of this academic year suggested that public schools are suffering from the same inflation of grades that has beset undergraduate university programs. In a survey of entering college freshmen, researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles found that grade inflation in high school had hit an all-time high.
My well-educated and elevated college students frequently hear me insist t that they can learn to read the material and cultural world around them a well as they can read a book. It's really, I tell them,just a matter of seeing. I have even told them that I, yes the professor. or I, can walk into a building, especially a school building, and read it.
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