We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Don't kid yourself. There has been grade-inflation at MIT too. I got plenty of A's in my undergrad and graduate studies there, back in the 1970's and 1980's. As we used to say, "The key to success at MIT is partial credit."
Nevertheless, STEM lends itself to more quantitative and less subjective evaluation.