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Researcher Studies Epidemic Of Student Cheating

There are 33 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Sep 8, 2008, titled Researcher Studies Epidemic Of Student Cheating. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Consider that 65 percent of high school students admitted to serious test cheating and that 57 percent admitted to plagiarism in a national survey of more than 25,000 high school students conducted from 2001 to ...

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observer

United States

#1 Sep 8, 2008
Possibly the article should say Stanford, not Stamford.
observer

United States

#2 Sep 8, 2008
Why does the Courant add cities & states to one's comments?I'm not from Nebraska, I'm from Connecticut.
hmmmmmmk

Enfield, CT

#3 Sep 8, 2008
observer wrote:
Why does the Courant add cities & states to one's comments?I'm not from Nebraska, I'm from Connecticut.
Because that is where your ISP or internet server says you're from...
Mouth Breather

Harwinton, CT

#5 Sep 8, 2008
No integrity in parents breeds no integrity in their children.

18 years old is the new 12 years old.

And we wonder why the populace elects dolts to govern.
Let me get this straight

Hartford, CT

#6 Sep 8, 2008
So Jason gets a wizbang idea for a study about cheating? So he starts gathering statistics and he massages them and this is what he comes up with??? From 2001 to 2008?? Jason, my boy, cheating has been going on forever. It's nothing new. And it's going to continue long after you're buried. It's human nature. I just hope that good grant money wasn't wasted on something that was alredy known!!
Mr Common Sense

Orange, CT

#9 Sep 8, 2008
Here's an idea, mandatory explulsions. Problems solved. Stop coddling this generation of whiners.
Total Agreement

Wethersfield, CT

#10 Sep 8, 2008
This is a BS study and a waste of space in the Courant. Students have "cheated" since time began and will "cheat" until the end of time. His definition of "cheating" is very braod especially counting letting someone copy your work as "cheating".
abc

Enfield, CT

#11 Sep 8, 2008
I can't say that I have ever cheated in high school or college - the risks of getting caught are high. Also, I'd like to add that adding trick questions to a test on material that has not been covered is very unfair of the teachers. Their jobs are to teach us, not trick us.
James

Chesterfield, MO

#12 Sep 8, 2008
Having children in the school system, one thing that is very evident. The Bristol School system is pushing more credits that are needed for graduation, while reducing the time needed on core curriculum, and forcing the students to learn on their own. From experience, once you stop pushing the students to excel on exams, and make the move to learning a mastery of the material, the exams will rise.
BS study

Hartford, CT

#13 Sep 8, 2008
Maybe someone should do a BS study on how to BS your way to a $400,000 grant. Conn College has all but eliminted cheating, so that part of his "grand" plan is already in place by someone else!!! Soooo, what is this $400,000 being used for??? Hmmm..
Good for you

Hartford, CT

#14 Sep 8, 2008
abc wrote:
I can't say that I have ever cheated in high school or college - the risks of getting caught are high. Also, I'd like to add that adding trick questions to a test on material that has not been covered is very unfair of the teachers. Their jobs are to teach us, not trick us.
Good for you!!! Just what we need. More people like you. You're my inspiration. A real American hero!! Set the bar high! True example! Teach your children well. "abc" for President!!!!
Let's see did I miss any??? Oh yea, baaaaaaarrrfffff!!!
AHS

North Branford, CT

#15 Sep 8, 2008
When I was in High school
late 70s .cheaing was high then
mostly from the better students ( level 1 and honor )
Rollie

Cheshire, CT

#16 Sep 8, 2008
Is it Stamford or Stanford University?
Jerry

United States

#17 Sep 8, 2008
Rollie wrote:
Is it Stamford or Stanford University?
It's whatever you feel it should be. There is no correct answer

Since: Oct 07

Clay, NY

#18 Sep 8, 2008
Sure Cheater has gone on for a long time, but he must have started gathering data in 2001.
FAV

East Hartford, CT

#19 Sep 8, 2008
If our leaders see nothing wrong in killing for resources and we the people stand by and reelect these war criminals, and the politicians are phony bureaurocrats for our new aristocrats, is such innocuous behavior as cheating in school a crisis, or is it that the youngsters, especially college students, have learned that lying and cheating are the way to success in this sick society?
Sue

Marion, CT

#20 Sep 8, 2008
I was an engineering student at UMASS in the 1980s where cheating was rampant. The students today have more gadgets at their disposal to facilitate cheating. If those gadgets had existed back in 1985, I'm sure the UMASS engineering students would have glady used them as well and thought themselves the more clever for it.
Mrs Dodd

Windsor, CT

#21 Sep 8, 2008
FAV wrote:
If our leaders see nothing wrong in killing for resources and we the people stand by and reelect these war criminals, and the politicians are phony bureaurocrats for our new aristocrats, is such innocuous behavior as cheating in school a crisis, or is it that the youngsters, especially college students, have learned that lying and cheating are the way to success in this sick society?
chill comrade. sounds like you need a weekend at Foxwoods...
PANTS ON FIRE

United States

#23 Sep 8, 2008
Mr Common Sense wrote:
Here's an idea, mandatory explulsions. Problems solved. Stop coddling this generation of whiners.
I like the way you think, you do have great COMMON SENSE. The trouble with our current, coddled generation of whiners is they have all been told their entire lives that they will get another chance, that they "deserve" success, that self-esteem trumps effort and they have been rewarded excessively with little hard work on their part. Even charities and entitlement programs repeat the (INCORRECT) mantra that "everyone deserves their own home", "everyone deserves a second chance", "everyone is special and unique" (just like everyone else). There are just too many hovering parents, called "helicoptors" by the kids' teachers, too many over-achieving parents who want their kids to be top dog, especially when they sign them up for prestigious schools even before they are born. The entire world has gone crazy, everyone is outstanding and so special that is has become almost meaningless. I just want to add that at Caltech, EVERY STUDENT accepted there is a valedictorian. It may not be ivy league to east coast liberals but see what kind of real job is available with that liberal arts degree from Harvard.
ygjtdymk

Hampton, CT

#24 Sep 8, 2008
if the oportunity to cheat is there then its meant to be so there should be no problem with it.

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