I'll admit that I was a poltical science major, so I never had to deal with these tests where an A is really a 25%. How is that even a legitimate class? If an A-level student is operating at a level of comprehension that is below just marking "C" on everything, is one really learning anything at all?
It seems to me you can't have it both ways. If a class like this is curved, is it really a hard class since the objective is clearly not to actually learn what is being taught?