It’s the last week of my semester. Unfortunately, the academic honesty rates are soaring. I caught 5 people cheating on the exam. One in the first class and then another in class two. I then announced to class three if no one cheated in that class everyone in the class would receive 5 bonus points. Everyone needs every point they can get in that class.
I’m sad to report that I found 3 cheaters.
Don’t get me started on all the plagiarism. It’s gotten worse. In the past I’ve had one person cheat on an exam per semester. I tell everyone to put their phones on the podium at the front of the room.
I know these students see education as a game with the object of gaining as little knowledge or skill as they pass through various school systems. I’d have a little more respect for them if in their downtime, they were inventing the next technological gadget or even say rock climbing. Nope. I doubt many are using the time they don’t spend studying on anything with merit.
- Academic Honesty (kwpianist.com)
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- Teen caught cheating can’t return to Sequoia High honors class, judge rules (mercurynews.com)
- Parents sue district for kicking son out of Sequoia High honors class for cheating (mercurynews.com)
- Income Inequality and Distrust Foster Academic Dishonesty (psychologicalscience.org)
- Among many teens, cheating is part of school (mercurynews.com)
- Cheating and Technology: How Teens Do It (webroot.com)
- The plague of Plagiarism: A university’s reality check (zdnet.com)
- Will a student lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do? | Aminatta Forna (guardian.co.uk)
- Online Classes See Cheating Go High-Tech (hollymccracken.wordpress.com)