Thursday, August 19, 2010
A solution, or evidence of the problem?
On this morning's Today, Lord Baker told the education correspondent that 'dumbing down' (or grade inflation, as we also know it) had been solved by the introduction of the A* grade. Presumably he also think that we would bring inflation under control by the introduction of a £100 note. This point of view is clearly far more reasonable than, for example, taking the introduction of the £100 note as evidence of continued inflation.Likewise with the A* grade, then: is it the solution to grade inflation, or evidence of the continued inflation of grades?