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Cheating

Posted by quirksalight on January 5, 2009

Right on Christmas Eve, 10 of my 2nd year (8th grade) students got caught cheating on their final exams. Not 1 exam, but apparently it was a coordinated effort that had gone for two days before the students were caught.

Needless to say, the parents and the school were extremely upset, and the school was trying to think of a just punishment for the students.
At the school-parents meeting on the 26th, the school decided that the punishment should be getting zeros on all exams for the students. (which is pretty lenient in my opinion) Apparently the parents (!) thought this was too harsh and would mess up their chances to get into good high schools, and that it was the teachers (!!) fault for not observing them closely enough!! WTF?!?! Where’s the logic in that? The students planned and executed this – sheesh….

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One Response to “Cheating”

  1. Tim said

    I agree with the punishments. The students should get zeroes. They are the stupid ones that got caught. The parents are just looking for scape goats for their children. But blaming the teachers for not paying close enough attention to the students is stupid. How do they think their children got caught? Now the children have to pay the price. Finally something goes right in this educational system.

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