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Signs of a dying, lazy civilization

A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that a third of students surveyed said that they expected B’s just for attending lectures, and 40 percent said they deserved a B for completing the required reading.

James Hogge, associate dean of the Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University, said: “Students often confuse the level of effort with the quality of work. There is a mentality in students that ‘if I work hard, I deserve a high grade.’ “

“I tell my classes that if they just do what they are supposed to do and meet the standard requirements, that they will earn a C,” said Prof. Marshall Grossman. “That is the default grade. They see the default grade as an A.”


When you’re using to BSing people to get by, you feel entitled to grades and money for just showing up and punching the clock.

You also expect to be equal in that if you work just as hard as a smarter person, you should be rewarded exactly the same.

Anyone else realize this is a downward spiral?

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