The Education Exchange: Beware of the Easy A

Evidence from North Carolina shows the folly of education policies that lower expectations to improve achievement

Photo of Brooks BowdenBrooks Bowden, an associate professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Bowden’s latest research, which looks into the effects of lenient grading and standards on student learning.

The Unintended Consequences of Academic Leniency,” co-written with Viviana Rodriguez and Zach Weingarten, is available now.

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