Academic Dishonesty In High School

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Academic Dishonesty has been an overlooked occurring problem in not only higher-level education, but as well as in and around the high school levels as well. 95% of High School teens admit to some type of cheating, alongside the 70% of college students admitting to some type of academic dishonesty. Academic Dishonesty can be not only simply copying off someone's work next to you, but getting in to unauthorized material, having an advantage over your classmates due to prior knowledge of material, giving answers to others instead of guiding them in the correct path. All of these examples could simply be because the individual is lazy yes, but it could also be numerous other variables that cause it such as lack of knowledge over material, …show more content…
A dean explains", Author Chris Loshchiavo begins the article stating facts about the education system and how wide spread cheating has become to be. Loshchiavo then breaks it down and tries to dig deep on why all these students in high schools and colleges may be cheating. The author then comes to a conclusion that high schools are not paving the right path for the students and teaching them the right material and cheating can simply just be a "cry for help". After he concludes on what may be the big issue, Lashchiavo gives an example of one of his very first cases that involved a cheating child and when he researched more about the case it was much more than cheating. Loshchiavo ends his article with how administrators could possibly help to solve this huge issue with academic dishonesty. I can recall a time when I witnessed academic dishonesty myself in high school. One of my fellow classmates was involved in a car wreck and was in the hospital with minor injuries. Though it is against policy to cheat, another one of our classmates gave the homework to her because of her …show more content…
The first being that Students who cheat get higher scores then the honest ones putting the honest students at a disadvantage. Second, that when other students see their peers cheating and not being caught by administrators and teachers, it makes it ok to cheat. Third, Students who cheat do not take in the knowledge A honest student would have, because they really didn't get to know the material they just cheated their way through it. Fourth, Students who see other people around them cheating and getting away with it disenchants them and turns them away from the school or institution they may have once admired. Fifth, Students who cheat now in high school and college create a bad cheating habit and carry it with them through grad school and into the business world. Sixth, if an institution gets "bad reviews" based on academic dishonesty, then their reputation may be tarnished. Seventh, alongside six says if they fail to address to cheating going on in the school then it becomes hard for that school to be a valid credentialing agency due to the lack of confidence. Personally, the two ramifications that resonates me the most is the first and third because I believe you as individual should work for your work and if you are at a disadvantage to someone that didn't work for their grade but cheated their way through then I believe it is very unfair to the honest ones. Alongside

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