Google: GPAs are worthless

Kids, you know that studying is boring, CNET reports. Now I can tell you that it’s useless, too. Oh, of course I always knew this deep down inside, but I was waiting for the one thing that would confirm this: data. My eyes and ears are bathing in the finest and most accurate data money can buy: data from Google. The quote that Google’s Laszlo Bock — who enjoys the stunningly human title of senior vice president of people operations — emitted to The New York Times is joyous: “GPA’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless.” You see, I wasn’t exaggerating. Google has finally decided that academic excellence is just that — academic…

Read the full story

Sign up for our K-12 newsletter

Newsletter: Innovations in K12 Education
By submitting your information, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Want to share a great resource? Let us know at

eSchool News uses cookies to improve your experience. Visit our Privacy Policy for more information.