MyEdu vs…Learning?

I got this email from the University of Wyoming today advertising that they would be participating in MyEdu, which “works directly with universities to post the official number of A-F’s given by professors and lets you compare grade records before you register, for FREE.

They included this graphic:

Why is the university promoting this? This website seems to say bluntly: “Pick the easiest classes you can because all that is important is your grades.” Or, even if the website does have more functions than that, that’s all the university is choosing to say. There is a difference between recommendations and reviews, and just plain grades.

Is this strange to anyone else? We should be promoting challenging courses, education experiences, and knowledge…not grades.

>Sorry that this was a totally random post…

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