Wednesday, September 11, 2013
History News Network, Historians Give Barack Obama a B-:
HNN recently asked 203 American historians to grade Barack Obama's presidency on an A-F scale.
The results are in: President Barack Obama gets a B-. ...
polled 679 American history professors via email beginning in April at
56 top colleges and universities (as ranked by the 2013 U.S. News and
World Report), including small liberal arts colleges and service
academies, to give Barack Obama a letter grade on 15 separate metrics,
plus an overall grade (not a composite). We received responses from 203
historians. We then converted the letter grade to a 4.0 GPA scale (using
the conversion guidelines laid out by the College Board), calculated
the mean letter grade, and reconverted to a A-F scale.