HBCU Professor Fired For Complaining About Grade Inflation

Spelman College
  • An economics professor alleges he lost his job at a historically black college after complaining about administrators changing his students’ grades without his knowledge. He also is considering legal action against his former employer.
  • Spelman College reportedly fired Kendrick Morales just prior to the fall semester after he raised concerns about changing grades.
  • One of the college’s complaints was how he graded upper-level students in the fall of 2021, his first semester at Spelman. Morales said he taught two upper-level courses in which several juniors and seniors received failing grades – even after he gave significant curves.