The only ones who are being "benefited" are the middle 60% by "reducing" the difference in GPA between them and the top level students so they look better then they actually are. This isn't done by increasing their achievement in anyway, but more so by grade manipulation which goes like this. 1: Grades are artificially boasted (or decreased) by the completion of redundent "homework rather then actually merit of knowledge 2: 30-40% of the class gets A's + 90% of the class gets an A or a B and 3: There is no difference on the transcript between the student who gets a 95%+ average on his/her tests and someone who gets a 75% average on his/her tests but gets an A due to homework and extra credit opportunities (thus reducing the difference in achievement between a mediocre student and a top student.)
And my complaints on college are a thousand times worse. I'm finally taking classes where I feel challenged and the difference between an A and a B on a test can be measured by weeks of studying rather then an hour or two. But it is extremely irritating just how many required Gen Ed classes (that I didn't want to be in) I had to pay $700 for some old tenured professor who doesn't give a **** to read off power points with information that is inferior to someone one could find on wikipedia. Its thousands of dollars that I will never get back.