Friday, December 5, 2008

Cheating on Exams

According to the article, "Survey Finds Growing Deceit Among Teens" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/30/AR2008113001906.html) by the Washington Post, 64% of U.S. high school students have cheated on tests. The article also mentions that it is highly doubtful that students are any less honourable than in the past, but that, instead, todays standards are just too high and strenuous, to which I agree completely. The bar just continues to be set higher and higher causing more and more students to panic and involve themselves in unethical practices like cheating.

1 comment:

Ian Carney said...

Even if the bar isn't set extraordinarily high, the stress for the tests, and the importance of the tests are at an all-time high. When have tests carried so much importance? Coupled with the SATs, the new state exams directly impact a student's academic future. Why wouldn't they want to use every technique available to them, even the unethical ones?