Punishment for cheating should be harsher. Cheating in school should be punished with getting an f in the class. Also for repeating offenses students should be suspended or even expelled. Expulsion is a harsh punishment because students loose credit for the classes that they have taken and have to go to school for at least a yer longer usually. (http://education-law.lawyers.com/school-law/cheating-at-school.html)
Other people think that punishments are to harsh. Some people think that an after school detention to make up a alternet test is a good punishment. Some people say for the first offense the school should just tell the students parents that they cheated. If people have to stay after school, they will most likely not cheat again. (http://education-law.lawyers.com/school-law/cheating-at-school.html)
I believe that the punishment for cheating is good right now. I think that the teacher should decide what to do for the punishment. I think that a detention to make up a test is a good punishment. For the first offense telling the parents is somtimes sufficient. In conclusion i think that non harsh punishment is fine for cheating and cheating is not that big of a deal.