NPR logo

Harvard Grade Inflation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1133702/133702" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Harvard Grade Inflation

Harvard Grade Inflation

Harvard Grade Inflation

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1133702/133702" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Student's grades at Harvard University have soared in the last 10 years. According to a report issued Tuesday by the dean of undergraduate education, nearly half of the grades issued last year were A's or A-minuses. In 1985, just a third of the grades were A or A-minus. Linda Wertheimer talks with Susan Pedersen, Dean of Undergraduate Education and a Professor of History at Harvard University, about grade inflation.