Students: Life & Death Grades

The breath of the draft burns ever hotter on the neck of the U.S. college man-stirring an ever more passionate debate on the rights and wrongs of 2-S, Selective Service's classification for draft deferment for students. The specific issue is whether grades should determine exemption, and consequently whether colleges should reveal low grades to draft boards. The loftier issue is whether simply being in college entitles a boy to avoid conscription.

Many teachers feel that giving grades has turned into an awesome power over a student's future. U.C.L.A. Philosophy Professor C. Wade Savage says that deciding between a D and...

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