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Schools hand out too many A’s

Preston Holt, Staff

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Teachers hand out way to many A’s. This makes kids feel smarter than they are which can lead to failing the ACT test scores.

 A’s are earned way to easily. According to The New York Times in 1940, 15% of grades were A’s and now 45% of given grades are A’s. A’s are the most common grade given at Harvard. The A is the most awarded grade to college students nationwide since 1997.

Students should have to work harder for their grades, and not get the easy A’s so they know what it takes. There is more than one person who wants the same thing as you. An easy grade will make people try less than they should to be successful.

Since grades are going up colleges are asking for a higher GPA which is making teachers give higher grades which is escalating the problem.

Since so many kids are going to college who will work the blue collar jobs like waiters at restaurants. Not teens; you have to be 21 to be a waiter because you can’t serve alcohol any younger than that in the U.S.A.

When grades are harder to receive students will be better prepared for the real world when they grow up

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Schools hand out too many A’s