Pretty Girls Make (Higher) Grades : NPR Ed : NPR

A student in PADM 753 sent this to me; good stuff and confirms what we’d expect. [EGADS!!! Confirmation bias!]

The researchers found that the women judged as least attractive earned significantly lower grades, after controlling for their ACT scores. The best-looking women earned higher grades. And male professors were more likely than female professors to give better-looking women higher grades.

But here’s what the study’s lead author, Rey Hernández-Julián, calls the "key finding": When these same exact students took online courses, where appearance is not an issue, the benefits of being pretty all but disappeared.