So true. I graduated college in 1975. I had to bust my a** to graduate. Term papers were required in nearly every class. Pop quizzes were frequent. Mid-terms and finals were all but mandatory.
My son is a senior at my alma mater. Term papers are not required, all quizzes are announced, and mid-terms and finals are up to the prof. And you can’t blame racism in this case because the school is 98% white.