Education: Grading Strikers

Across the country, student strikes have raised an unforeseen question: What about grades, credits and final examinations? Faculties have debated the credit problem as heatedly as they discuss Cambodia, and at most struck campuses the result is a flexible system that basically leaves grades and credit up to the individual student and his teacher.

On most campuses that have remained open, students may receive grades based on work completed before they went on strike, or they may attend class as usual and take a final exam. Alternatively, they may choose a simple "pass" or "fail," or an incomplete and finish up in...

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