Harvard Cheating Scandal

Cheating is on the rise, and some experts claim that it’s because of the ease with which the internet allows students to access answers and each other.  The most recent scandal to rock the education world comes from Harvard: 125 students are suspected of cheating on a take-home Introduction to Congress test. 

Experts claim that students don’t even know what constitutes unethical behavior in the education world now.  As a tutor, I’ve seen it myself: students copy and paste questions from takehome tests into their search engines, and can often find the problem in question – verbatim – on yahoo answers. 

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Harvard Probing Cheating Scandal (via redOrbit)

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Harvard University officials have likely turned from the school’s crimson to red with embarrassment over reports that 125 undergraduates at the prestigious Ivy League institution of higher learning may have cheated on a final exam earlier this…

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