Gyrfalcon: Here's an idea: Stop putting so much emphasis on the end results and more on the process, and kids will stop NEEDING to cheat. That is, stop telling them "If you don't get into college/get straight A's/get a perfect SAT score/make it into Harvard Law" your life will be over and you'll end up flipping burgers."Kids haven't suddenly gotten less "integrity" than they used to have; they know perfectly well cheating is wrong, otherwise, why would they spend so much time HIDING how much they cheat? They know it's bad. Most of them even know why it's bad. But if ONLY the top X percent get into the best colleges and everyone else is de facto worthless, what other choice do they have? If ONLY the top-scoring students get the scholarships and everyone else has to plan on decades of crippling debt to pay for a degree, what choice do they have? In the society we've made where everyone has to have at least a four-year degree if they hope to have a decent living, and everyone who is anyone MUST go to college, then kids will do whatever they have to do to get into college and stay there.This is America, after all. We don't give awards for second place. Or for trying your hardest. We only give accolades to winners.
DarthBart: I still don't see how some schools offer it as a semester long course.
Duck_of_Doom: We just busted 4 kids for cheating and plagiarizing their driver's ed essays.
Curious: getting caught cheating is dumb enough but add in the drug stuff and these kids are hosed. you know the cops are going to be on them like white on rice for the pictures.
Linkster: The point is to GET the correct Answer, and be able to replicate it, NOT Memorize every farking thing.
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