Grade Inflation: University of Michigan Law School
From the always-interesting TaxProf Blog (just added to my "Blogs I Like" list), the graph and table above show the significant grade inflation at the University of Michigan Law School over the last 50 years or so. The most amazing statistic to me is that half of Michigan law students in the 1950s had GPAs less than 2.50 compared to only 1% in 2000-2001.
See previous CD post here on significant grade inflation at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan from 1986-2005.
Rule #8 from "Some Rules Kids Won't Learn in School":
Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn't. In some schools, they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. Failing grades have been abolished and class valedictorians scrapped, lest anyone's feelings be hurt. Effort is as important as results. This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.