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making the grade

process within modern HIGHER EDUCATION, and also schools, in which the ‘faculty makes the rules’ and students provide only the responses which faculties formally require, i.e. they direct their efforts largely at achieving good grades, neglecting the wider purposes of education (Becker et al., 1968). See also BECKER.
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Stores are full of books that tantalize the reader with "secrets" or that purport to show that what everyone believes is wrong, but Making the Grade is not the kind of superficial hit and run that you get with something like Freako-nomics.
A captivating real-life portrait of what it was like to teach in the first half of the twentieth century, Making the Grade is highly recommended.
The competition is part of The Skillman Foundation's seven-year, multi-million dollar education initiative, Good Schools: Making the Grade, which identifies nine indicators of student and school success and invites all Detroit schools to apply for funding and technical assistance to maintain or attain these standards.
Bronx Community College of the City University of New York has been awarded a $230,000 grant from the Robin Hood Foundation to implement the Making the Grade College Success Program.
The former Newcastle United full-back spearheads the Global Scouting Bureau event in which those who show themselves capable of making the grade will be offered the chance to move to America.
Also making the grade for the annual power issue was Daily News Editor Ron Kaye.