Self Esteem Grading

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The millennials have been patted on the back and given grades that were designed to boost their self-esteem. Instead of letting them fail and work harder to do better, they have been coddled and told that they are doing a great job. This does a disservice to them when they enter the real world because only the best of the best get awards, pats on the back, and promotions.

Those with low self-esteem have poor health and exhibit criminal behavior. This is a tightrope that families and school personnel must walk to ensure that young people have the highest self-esteem possible, but grade inflation is never the answer. Grade inflation is giving the student a good grade based on subjectivity rather than meeting learning objectives. Unfortunately, grade inflation just leads to the dumbing down of the next generation. This has happened to the millennial generation.