“They aren’t studying more. When they graduate they are less literate. There’s no indication that the increase of grades nationwide is related to any increase in performance or achievement … Leaders are obsessed with national reputation and the size of their endowment and not very concerned about the quality of education.” So says Stuart Rojstaczer, a former science professor who has made it his mission to track grade inflation in higher education. Bottom line: Performance is about the same, but grades are a whole lot higher.

+ In 2013, 540,535 students passed the GED. In 2014, only 86,500 did. You don’t have to take high school math to know something must have changed. From The Daily Beast: Even an Ivy League grad can’t pass the new GED.