In schools and universities in the United States and elsewhere, it is standard practice to falsify the results of academic assessments as a means of punishing and controlling students. Typically, grades are reduced as punishment for disciplinary offences such as lateness to class, without even a pretence that the resulting grade is an accurate measure of the student's knowledge or competence in the subject in question. Here's a case where grades are being fraudulently raised as part of the fine-adjustment of a complex punishment. But whether the grade is raised or lowered, this practice deliberately misrepresents the student's competence to future employers or educators.
That this institutionalised corruption of scholarly values is accepted as normal in the world's most rational society never ceases to amaze and disgust us.
Academics and teachers should refuse to participate in it, starting right now.