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Thursday, January 8 • 9:45am - 10:55am
Demoralized Zone: Has Grade Inflation Undermined America’s Workforce Competitiveness? - Center for Higher Education

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National studies show that in the early ‘60s, 15 percent of all college grades nationwide were A’s. But today, an A is the most common grade given in college (43%); 73 percent of all grades awarded today are either A’s or B’s. Some argue that grade inflation is a cancer, eating away at the essence of our learning institutions. Do these deleterious effects extend also to the workforce preparedness of today’s college graduates?

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Tom Lindsay

Director, Center for Innovation in Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Tom Lindsay, Ph.D., is director of the Foundation’s Center for Higher Education. He has more than two decades’ experience in education management and instruction, including service as a dean, provost, and college president. In 2006, Lindsay joined the National Endowment for the... Read More →

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Hon. Bill Hammond

Chief Executive Officer, Texas Association of Business
Bill Hammond is Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Association of Business (TAB) and has led the state's most influential business and chamber organization since April 1998. At the helm of TAB, Hammond has worked aggressively and successfully to ensure a strong pro-business tax... Read More →
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Dr. Robert Koons

Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin
Rob Koons is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught since 1987. Koons specializes in metaphysics, philosophical logic and philosophy of religion. He is the author of two books, Paradoxes of Belief, and Realism Regained, the co-author (with... Read More →

Thursday January 8, 2015 9:45am - 10:55am CST
Capitol Ballroom FG 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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