Harry Brighouse has a long post arguing that there is little evidence that grade inflation exists or that it is bad. He targets Harvey C- Mansfield. All I can say is that I graded for Harvey. I'll never forget the day I brought my grade sheet in, handed it over, and as he looked over it, he glanced up and said, in his inimitable, mischievous whisper:
"Can we turn any of these B-minuses into C-pluses?"
Yes we can! It was a heroic effort, doomed to failure. But at least we knew the students really wanted to be there.