take the class with the republican professor…

…if you’re smart:

Red Grader, Blue Grader

“Republican professors and Democratic professors presumably produce different outcomes when they enter the ballot box, but what about when they record grades?

“A forthcoming study finds that there may be notable differences. Democratic professors appear to be ‘more egalitarian’ than their Republican counterparts when it comes to grading, meaning that more of the Democratic grades are in the middle. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to award very high grades and very low grades.

“Another key difference is that black students tend to fare better with Democrats than with Republicans….

On grade distribution, Republicans were more likely to give very high and very low grades. Among grades given by Republicans, 6.2 percent were C- or lower, compared to only 4.0 percent of the Democratic grades. But Republicans were also more likely to give out A+ grades (8 percent of their grades, compared to only 3.5 percent from Democrats)….

“With regard to race of students, the study found that black students received lower grades, on average, than did white students whether classes were taught by Democrats or Republicans.”

original research article: “Partisan Grading”

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2 Comments

  1. “With regard to race of students, the study found that black students received lower grades, on average, than did white students whether classes were taught by Democrats or Republicans.”

    More evidence of structural racism in the society. Betcha most professors are white.

    Reply

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