Graded on Looks (but not in online classes)

By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

Study finds that attractive female students earn higher grades than unattractive female students do. For male students, looks don’t seem to matter. The study was conducted at Metropolitan State University of Denver (an open-enrollment institution with many nontraditional-age students), by two economists there, Rey Hernández-Julián and Christina Peters. Comparing similar groups of students, the study found that the grade punishment for unattractive women disappears in online education.

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