Education Decline


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That the situation is really bad is documented by the fact that professors and other teachers as well as some other involved people thought it expedient to create
The Society for A Return to Academic Standards -- SFRTAS

According to   its objectives are :

Provide information and support for a return to academic standards in higher education. The widespread use of the student evaluation of teaching (SET) data as a control device has caused grade inflation and course work devaluation. SFRTAS encourages research on faculty pander pollution, dysfunctional aspects of SETs, misuse of SET data by administrators, dishonesty of students on SETs, invalidity of SET information, denial of due process from use of SET, defamation, impression management, post-tenure reviews, disappearing tenure, and reasons for grade inflation

Society for A Return to Academic Standards.

links to relevant web pages.

Student Dishonesty: The Inventory
Higher Grades = Higher Evaluations
State Legislators Must Act Promptly
Baker's Dozen Debating Arguments
Some Humor About Student Evaluations 
60% Honors Awards
Other Ammunition
Point of View
Letter to Ann Landers
Responses to Ann Landers




  Evolution of Teaching Business
Challenge Student Evaluations
Due Process/Defamation Issues
The Most Docile Profession
Your Faculty Senate at Work
Low Marks for Top Teachers
Dysfunctional Behavior Article
Evolution of Teaching Math
Devalued Diplomas
More Ammunition
Suggested Faculty Senate Proposals
Broccoli and Cotton Candy
Disappearance of Tenure
Student-Directed Lawsuits  
Migrant Labor Other Sources 
False Advertising
Tenured Weasels
Witch hunt

What's in a Name ? 
Attacks on Tenure  
  Specific Numerical Guidelines
Tenure Remains Vital to Freedom  
We Talk about Tenure  
Little Rock Chapter (Grade Inflation)
National Association of Scholars
Steps to Do
Proving Their Mettle 
Fire at Will U. 
Other Sources
Students With Less Class  
on't Be Politically Incorrect and Hard
Deconstructing an Evaluation Form  
The Deflated College Degree   
Senator Ratliff's Modest Proposal
Abolish Tenure ?  
Cheating Students?  
Grandfather Education  
Nothing Matters
  Generation X Goes to College
Guerrilla Teaching Tactics 
Judge Backs Professors 
Students Who Don't Study 
Students Rating Teachers Is Idiocy
Other viewpoints  
SETS Are Too Costly  
Obstacles and Hope
Grading Policy
College Freshmen Study Less
Customers vs. Products
Abolish Teaching Evaluations
Temple Fires Tenured Professors
Grades Row At Harvard
Flunking the test...

Let Me Edutain You 
Teaching or Cheating?

Crude Approach for Correcting for Grading Bias in Higher Education
IDEA : Bias Higher Than Previously Said   
The Validity of Student Ratings Interpretations 
Open Letter to the American Accounting Association  
Grade Inflation Inflates Faculty Evaluations
Fort Valley State U. Reaches Settlement ...
Public Higher Education and Productivity    
Teachers Must Dance to Students' Tune