When ‘A’ Is For Average
Four or five years ago, a professor told me about the unusually high grade point average among students in the UW-Madison School of Education. I finally got around to checking out his tip for Wisconsin Interest. The story begins:
Lake Wobegon has nothing on the UW-Madison School of Education. All of the children in Garrison Keillor’s fictional Minnesota town are “above average.” Well, in the School of Education they’re all A students.
The 1,400 or so kids in the teacher-training department soared to a dizzying 3.91 grade point average on a four-point scale in the spring 2009 semester.
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