The Southerner

Point: Easy As are a product of a flawed system

Laura Turner, Staff Writer

May 28, 2013

Everyone wants that easy A. Including, if not especially, me. It’s gotten to the point that while juggling sports, clubs, volunteering, work, family, and school, students tend to let school drop. But as my motivation and my...

Counterpoint: Rebelling against easy As is pointless and absurd

Ryan Wiskerchen, Staff Writer

May 28, 2013

There are those who are very bitter about the frequent education trend of grade inflation, believing that it diminishes the value of their own hard work.  While it is true that the A is not the elusive creature it once was, a voca...