ERIC Number: EJ562513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Grade Inflation and the Extinction of the .400 Hitter.
Bracey, Gerald W.
Phi Delta Kappan, v79 n7 p548-49 Mar 1998
In "Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin," Stephen Jay Gould swats at nostalgia over extinction of the .400 batter--due more to game improvements than slumping batters. The better the averages, the harder it is to be a standout. As for grade inflation, today's students are studying harder subjects, and general achievement might be moving upward. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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