I read this article on MSN today about students cheating:
(Yes, I know its from a page called “Mom’s Homeroom” and I assure you I don’t frequent the site).
I was likely drawn to it as I have suspected several of my college students of cheating this semester.
The article talks about the overwhelmingly high numbers of students who admit in a survey that they have cheated. And what’s more, they don’t feel much guilt about it.
I’m wondering if we are as a culture moving in a direction of “the ends justifies the means,” which results in doing whatever it takes to make things easier and more profitable.
It seems all you have to do when caught is express remorse, and all is forgiven. Perhaps the younger generation is grasping this, and seeing little cost to cheating.
Anyhow, I welcome any comments on the article or on cheating.