System NOT Broken

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Why change a system that is not broken? This adage applies to the current discussion regarding plus/minus grading. I have read with interest the recent articles about the proposed new method of grading. Given WKU’s current economic situation, unneeded changes are in poor taste. Modifying the current information system to properly account for the new grading structure will cost us precious funds. To make such a change is essentially wasting funds given that the change is NOT necessary.

It is unfortunate that an economics professor has ignored this basic cost/benefit analysis. The costs exceed any suggested benefits. The claim that a change will encourage students to push themselves is erroneous. I suggest asking the students it will affect.

Our tuition just increased mid-academic year. It is irresponsible to spend money on a system that is NOT broken. I will close by saying that it pleases me to know that Bowling Green rejected this professor’s bid for city council. Otherwise, he could be suggesting we waste those limited funds as well.

Donald Fox



Nashville, TN