Sunday, December 14, 2008

Your Cheatin' Students

Wow - 64% of students have cheated on a test at least once! And 93% of cheaters don't think it's an ethical problem. We catch a cheater or two every semester in my department - a fairly small department, but we haven't encountered any number like this. Maybe we just can't see it. I have to wonder with increases in class sizes, the number of part-time faculty we use, and the number of under-prepared students, should it surprise us that students are cheating and getting away with it? Where do students learn ethics? Do your schools teach ethics? Local Students Discuss National Rise In Cheating - Winston-Salem News Story - WXII The Triad
A new survey suggested that many high school students across the country may be leaving their ethics at home.

The survey showed cheating is at an all-time high. What's even more disturbing is that more than 90 percent of the teenagers don't think anything is wrong with it.

Cheating isn't new, but the new survey showed it's getting worse, with 64 percent of students saying they've cheated on a test at least once -- 38 percent said they've cheated twice or more.

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