Monday, November 20, 2017

I will give two reason why the glass ceiling could be caused by men is prejudice in the workplace. One reason is if you had  boss was prejudice against women and won’t give them a raise this this is a way men could cause a glass ceiling. Another way men could cause a glass ceiling is if everyone in the workplace could try and remove the person from the saying that they are skipping work when they are actually not.

I will  be going over reasons why men are not the reason why there's a glass ceiling. The reason why men are not the reason for the glass ceiling is. Not all men are prejudice to woman but other woman can and are prejudice to other woman. So it's not only men who are making the glass ceiling.  The way some people are the reason why there is a glass ceiling.  

I will be giving my opinion if men are to blame for the glass ceiling. Also how they could fix the problem. I think the glass ceiling isn't always there. I say this because not all jobs only focus on one gender or in favor of one gender. But there are some that are favor of one gender. So it is just based on how the boss acts towards a subject. I also don’t think it can be fixed because the only way to fix it is to change people's way of thinking and some people have strong opinion on something and will not change it. It will be almost impossible to change everyone mind on something  especially if they really believe there opinion.

Glass ceiling

In America, the median (middle) pay for women is 78% of that for men (according to 2016 US Census Data).  Are men to blame for this 'glass ceiling', or pay discrepancy, for female workers?

I believe that man are to blame for the glass ceiling. I feel this because it seems like it also been that the rol if the man is to work and make money while the woman stays at home. But in to days world that's not the case. Woman are just as intelligent as man or and have the same drive and work ethic to get things down. Holding them back in company shouldn't be a thing anymore.  Some people think that only man can make the hard decisions or the tough choices, "if only woman were more confident, more aggressivem more like man."(, Nikki Gloudeman, 2015). But in today's world woman are just as ready as man to start working in higher position.

I disagree that man are to blame for that glass ceiling because, in the work force man and woman have the schooling and same chance to get the job they want, but wants holding them back. I believe that the pressure the glass ceiling holds scare some woman to try for higher positions, so they just stay were there at and wish they could get that next position. In the work places, I feel that it's all about who you know , you get that next position. It's true, that woman have a harder time asserting themselve ( Nikki Gloudeman, 2015).You get it because know the boss or you worked really hard. So the glass ceiling isn't the fault if man, but the lack or confidence in the work places, and the drive to get the next position in the business.

I believe, that man are not to blame for the glass ceiling, and the only one who can fix it is the woman that 
are in the work place. A way to fix the problem many be to just have more confidence and believing that you can get the position and working really hard to get there, instead of fearing the glass ceiling. Another may be to allow more woman in jobs to equal the choice for more higher jobs in the work place for woman. The only way for the glass ceiling to fall is for the man and woman in the work place, to allow equal fairness toward promoting, there workers, and more confident in the work place.

Glass Ceiling

1.Some may say that men are to blame in the situation of the glass ceiling and it is apparent that this could be the case."This is not, it should be pointed out, the only option available for framing the conversation about the gender gap in business leadership. Consider how the Feminist Majority Foundation titled its piece on empowering women: “The glass ceiling: How women are blocked from getting to the top.”' ( Gloudemen). Men are supposedly not allowing women to gain power and how they are trying to limit the acts of feminism.

2.Others may say that it is the women's fault because they push it too much and put too much weight on the whole system of the glass ceiling."Perception is reality, and because we waste a lot of energy believing and put up with the idea that there is this metaphoric barrier in our way, it's killing our confidence. Everyone faces obstacles in their careers – even men. If you really want to get ahead you must tune out that noise and just go for it. When we pay attention to this so-called glass ceiling, we give it validation and, in turn, invalidate ourselves. Just because there is an obstacle in your way doesn't mean you have to accept it. Figure out a way to climb over it or maneuver around it. And if you figure out that you are at a dead end in your current job, do something about it."( Women push this barrier too much therefore it breaks. If women just stay at a right distance than it wouldn't break but instead they have to push it.

3.My looks on the situation are that its the women's fault because women push it too much and become greedy to the point that it breaks."The women who complain about inequality in the workplace are often the same women who want flexible work schedules or other benefits so that they can have it all. For many, having it all means deciding that you want to have a career and raise a family – and that's ok. You can have it all. However, you can't expect to be the CEO of a large multinational corporation if you don't put in the time to get there. And let's not forget that, according to a recent survey of 4,000 employees at big companies, 36 percent of men said they want to be CEO, whereas only 18 percent of woman said the same. Let's acknowledge the choices we make and not blame others for the results."( when women get what they want they often just want more, therefore, they just push it and the glass ceiling breaks.

Bettendorf Economics Blog: Assignment: Are men to blame for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women? (Due Mon., Nov 20)

There are a couple reasons that men could be the cause for our women's unequal pay problems. One of them is that the society considers men as the more dominant and aggressive ones. People think that men fight more for what they want and that’s why they have more of the jobs than women. With in the early ages being the men as the dominant I don't think it really hasn't changed besides women being in the workforce environment. (Beverly A. Dugan, Jessica L. Terner, Felicity A. Tagilarini, N- J. Anthony Bayless, and Helene R. Felber, The Glass Ceiling: Potential Causes and Possible Solutions, 1993). Men and the rest of society place them at the top because of this image they have for themselves.
I could also see why someone might not think that it is man's fault for this said glass ceiling. If women really really wanted to get rid of it more of us could go into the more jobs that men are in, we could go to the places and jobs that you don’t see women at. Men kind of can’t control something like this and really it isn’t their fault. They can’t help that society sees tham as more dominant or the fact that women aren’t taking more initiative over this. (Broder,, 2013)
I believe that more so women and society should be blamed for the glass ceiling. We make up this stereotype as a society and women don’t do much about it in the wide view of things. (Broder,, 2013)

Glass Ceiling - McConnell

Are men to blame for the glass ceiling? There is evidence that this is the case. In 2017, the wage gap has gone down to 75%, going down since 2016 (Jonathan Webb, Forbes, Jan. 30, 2017). Senior positions are also still dominated by men, with only a tenth of women filling them. Women are also faced with a difficult choice between focusing on having a career or having a family, whereas men (usually) do not have this problem.
    While there is some evidence that men may be the reason behind the glass ceiling, women could also share their weight in blame. According to Lindsay Broder of Entrepreneur, “When we pay attention to this so-called glass ceiling, we give it validation and, in turn, invalidate ourselves.” (Lindsay Broder, Entrepreneur, Oct. 16, 2013) She goes on to say that out of a survey on 4,000 companies, 36% of men polled wanted to become CEO, whereas only 18% of women said they wanted to be CEO. Some women may simply just not want to advance to the level of CEO. Broder even suggests that women are dragging other women down, with a majority of workplace bullying being same-sex harassment of women.

    I don’t think men are solely to blame for the glass ceiling. Sure, in some companies women aren’t in the top senior roles, but is that really necessary? People shouldn’t be promoted based on their gender or race, but their merit. This is probably the case for a lot of companies, where those with the most merit are promoted and they just happen to be male. While the wage pay gap is a problem, men shouldn't be taking all the blame. It seems like there's more factors at play there then supposedly men plotting against female workers.

Are men to blame for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women?

The glass ceiling concept is one that affects many minorities and women across the country. Some people believe that men are to blame for the existence of this. A common trope in many business publications is that women hold themselves back from succeeding because they are not assertive enough. However, the reason for this argument even existing is due to the male-oriented systematic forces, not because of the women. "This is internalized to the extent that women are held back in business, and then because women are being held back, more faux-empowering articles come out to remind everyone that women don’t understand how to succeed in business." (Nikki Gloudeman,, 2015) What women usually face when being assertive/empowering is dismissal of their work drive, solely because of their gender. For this to change, our system of business and society has to change the view it has on women

Another view on the issue is that women have caused the glass ceiling. The thing is, the "glass ceiling" is just a word that has been made up to describe a phenomenon that's smaller than it seems. While there is a gender pay gap that exists, all of the lobbying for this issue is what has caused the the actual ceiling. Instead of just working hard to bring gradual change to the pay gap, women believe that actively making this a big issue will solve it quickly. Lobbying and protesting has just been a distraction, and has done a disservice to those who are facing gender discrimination. "Broder, who identifies herself as The Occupreneur Coach, says women should receive equal pay with men but believes women’s groups lobbying for workplace equality 'are actually doing more of a disservice than they are breaking the glass. Demanding something of someone never solves problems; it just Band-Aids the issue.'" (Lindsay Broder,, 2013) Rather than adding unnecessary fluff to bring attention to the issue, it should be dealt with directly by working hard and finding ways to get around it.

In my opinion, men are to blame for the glass ceiling. Men are usually dominant systematically, and this applies to the jobs that people have. In a workplace, all of the employees should form an environment/social setting. As a way to solve this issue, I think women should develop better relationships with coworkers and managers. This would encourage a stronger social connection, which could shrink the wage gap. "Some female employees may be reluctant to trumpet their successes and advocate for advancement for fear of being perceived as overly aggressive or “not a team player.” A well-placed senior mentor can provide crucial job feedback, help female employees navigate the organizational landscape, and champion their interests to senior management." (Margie Fisherman,, 2016) Overall, humanity will triumph over the discrepancies that exist.
I don't think it its all men's fault I would say men back in the day that set the example of women or minorites being less than men. All of people just go with the flow now an just accept it. "If only women were more confident, more assertive, more like men ... then everything would be different!"(huffington post). It's just nature that men are more assertive and aggressive. I don't think that it's all men's fault but there a little that could be to blame if a man was picking who to promote between a man and a women with the same everything he would most likely pick the man. But I think women would do the same. 
Men in this day in age have gonna better about being sexist and are improving that's why I don't think it's men's fault It's society's fault that this was put into place. "I keep finding myself in conversations about how a surprising number of high achieving women aren’t moving confidently into leadership within their careers” (Forbes). Maybe it's not all men's fault maybe other women are not promoting other women who says it's a man. Man aren't the whole fault 
My opinion is it differs on the case because I know people might not like to say it but Most likely a guy would pick a guy and a girl would pick a girl, why wouldn't you, probably have more incommon with that person "motherhood. Women are distracted from their career path by the need to stay at home and rear children."(economist). I don't agree with this because some women don't have kids so bosses shouldn't worry about it till it happens 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Who is to blame for the glass ceiling? - Jake Bayles, Block 1

  1. One way to look at the whole discrepancy between men and women and the glass ceiling is through the practice of law. The number of women in high-level positions such as law practice has led to more of them suffering from sexual harassment and general discrimination. According to research, serial harassers begin to get called out on their actions when the percentage of women in power goes up (Nicole Black,, 2017). The main point of these findings is that women are at a higher risk of danger when more of them come into power. An example could be Harvey Weinstein being taken down earlier this year when 25% of the producers in Hollywood were women.
  2. The key to the idea of men not being the ones to blame for the glass ceiling, is to look at the progression of what women have accomplished thus far. According to research female CEO’s have strong backgrounds in STEM, business, finance and economics. The glass ceiling is slowly being broken by women who are strong in these fields, and their bosses and coworkers are encouraging them (Dawn Brotherton,, 2017). I believe the thing to consider is that the people encouraging these women are both male and female, and despite the glass ceiling’s constant presence, it is slowly being broken. One example of this is the fact that companies are now trying to put women in high level positions when the company is doing well, to establish their position and prove their worth.

3. Honestly, my position on this problem is that men are to blame for the glass ceiling. The reason I say that is because, according the first article I found, the more women in higher positions, the stronger the glass ceiling gets. But despite that, I think there's an underlying solution to the glass ceiling. The problem lies in the fact that their aren’t as many women drawn to the type of jobs that will hopefully balance the pay discrepancy, really, the work environment needs to be improved (In The Black, www.intheblack, 2017) With all of the problems women face in the work environment, it is a hard decision to make when they have all of these possible dangers awaiting them. So finally, I would say the solution to fix the pay discrepancy, is to make people aware of these allegations when they occur, and give more women safer opportunities in these high level positions.

Are Men to Blame for the 'Glass Ceiling' for Women? -Tyler Wellman

In America, the median (middle) pay for women is 78% of that for men (according to 2016 US Census Data).  Are men to blame for this 'glass ceiling', or pay discrepancy, for female workers?

Men are to blame for the 'Glass Ceiling' of women due to men getting all of the high executive positions. "Glass Ceiling refers to the invisible barriers that prevent women from climbing the ranks of management because the upper level and executive positions are given to men." ( Wolfe 2017). In some businesses the women are considered inferior to the men because the companies believe that men are more capable of getting the job done. Men prevent the women from getting promoted because most of the high positions in a company are given to the men. 

Men are not to blame for the 'Glass Ceiling' on women. Women are the ones to blame because they spend too much time worrying about the ceiling rather than getting the job done and possibly working hard enough to eventually get a promotion. "Women do have control, and in some ways, are to blame for the glass ceiling’s continued existence.” ( 2013). The women need to figure out a way to climb over the obstacle in their workplace and get the job done, not just depend on others. 

In my opinion women are to blame for the 'Glass Ceiling. Women spend too much time worrying about other things rather than their job. "If only women were more confident, more assertive, more like men ... then everything would be different!" ( 2015 Gloudeman). If women want a change they need to do something about it and if they don't I don't see anything changing soon. The only way the pay discrepancy for women will change is if women again actually do something about it rather than just letting it be or else I also don't think it will be changing soon. Women need to have a voice and protest to help get rid of the 'Glass Ceiling' and pay discrepancy.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Glass Ceiling

Are Men to blame for the glass ceiling?

Old Boy Network ( Still Strong says "the biggest barrier to women in top management levels is the "bunch of guys sitting together around a table" making all the decisions. In short, when deciding who to promote into management, male corporate leaders tend to select people as much like themselves as possible - so it is no surprise that women are frequently not even considered at promotion time. Instead, the men at the top look to former colleagues and old school ties; in both areas, women have been virtually absent." 

"Sex Discrimination Is Pervasive" "More than 80% of the executive women in the Wall Street Journal/Gallup study said they believe there are disadvantages to being a woman in the business world. Men, they say, "don't take them seriously." In the same survey, 61% of the women executives reported having been mistaken for a secretary at a business meeting; 25% said they had been thwarted on their way up the ladder by male attitudes toward women. A significant majority - 70% - believed they are paid less than men of equal ability."

Are Women to blame for the glass ceiling?

With the constant debate about if "men are to blame for the glass ceiling" others may argue that women are. Lindsay Broder says that " Women put too much weight on the existence of the glass ceiling "We waste a lot of energy believing and put up with the idea that there is this metaphoric barrier in our way, it's killing our confidence. Everyone faces obstacles in their careers – even men. If you really want to get ahead you must tune out that noise and just go for it. When we pay attention to this so-called glass ceiling, we give it validation and, in turn, invalidate ourselves. Just because there is an obstacle in your way doesn't mean you have to accept it. Figure out a way to climb over it or maneuver around it."  And "We make choices and complain about them"  "The women who complain about inequality in the workplace are often the same women who want flexible work schedules or other benefits so that they can have it all. For many, having it all means deciding that you want to have a career and raise a family."  and finally "We are mean to eachother" 
"This is the No.1 reason why we hurt ourselves and keep the glass ceiling intact. We do very little to help ourselves in this area. 68 percent of workplace bullying is same-sex harassment and of that 68 percent, 80 percent of cases are women-on-women harassment. So ladies, what does that say? Why should men respect us if we don't respect ourselves?If we cannot mentor and support each other, if we cannot set aside the pettiness and cattiness to lend a hand to each other, then how on earth can we expect men to? There is a need for change for women in the workplace, but as with anything, change starts with us. We must believe we can have it all, accept our choices and then form strong alliances with each other." (

I strongly believe its not men's but women's fault for not being able to "break at glass ceiling" my mother who is current in her late 50's has had many jobs at high positions usually rising the ranks really fast and becoming managers or supervisors in jobs, she has been a manager at Aldi food market, a manager at Menards, and a supervisor (im not too sure on this one) at Olympic Steel, while being a woman and considered a black minority. She is a very hard worker and has always brought positive vibes in the workplace and has always brought her A game and always has been loved by people for her positivity, amazing customer service and good work ethnic, despite these barriers at many women have my mother has been able to strive above and beyond many others now and in the past. 

Glass Ceiling - Alyssa N

Men are the cause of the glass ceiling on women in the workplace. Men are typically stereotyped to be the strong aggressive ones who push through and get to manage the business.  “ Beliefs about behavioral requirements for success in traditionally male dominated roles such as that of manager reflect the gender role stereotype of the male. Stereotypically female behavior patterns are deemed inconsistent with the model of the successful manager. The perceived lack of fit between the female's category and her managerial occupation may place a woman in a cruel bind” (Beverly A. Dugan, Jessica L. Terner, Felicity A. Tagilarini, N- J. Anthony Bayless, and Helene R. Felber, The Glass Ceiling: Potential Causes and Possible Solutions, 1993). Men are placed at the top because it is believed by men that women can not be harsh. Emotions can get in the way, or so the men say. It is the men who are preventing women from penetrating the glass ceiling.

Another reason for the glass ceiling besides men, can be lack of education given to women and jobs available in a business. “Some women may find it hard to obtain the education and training required to advance into management positions.” The lack of education in trying to obtain a higher stance in the workplace can be one reason why women are trapped below a glass ceiling. Another reason is, “ Recruitment or outreach programs that do not seek to recruit women.” Some workplaces are just not seeking the help of women so that can be a big disadvantage. (Tamara Baluja,, 2009).

I don’t think that men are totally to blame for the glass ceiling surrounding women, although I do think there are unconscious biases in the workplace that still have those stereotypes of  women.  One way to stop this is for businesses to, “Improve performance reviews and feedback.”  Increase accountability of women and feedback by saying up front what the criteria for the job needs to be done then let a third party review the work and give detailed feedback to the female worker. If the review is “vague” women won’t know what they did wrong or how they can improve on the task the next time they try to accomplish it. (Dixon,, 2017). This is one way to lower the pay gap and show women can do work just as good as that of man.

Glass Ceiling - Berg

Some people believe that men are to blame for the existence of the glass ceiling. Many believe that women are being compared to men which causes the glass ceiling to stay put. And there are articles written about women being the ones to blame that they believe to be false (Gloudeman,, 2015).

Others think that women are the ones to blame because they acknowledge that the glass ceiling is there. They put too much weight on the glass ceiling and it’s power which makes it greater. Women say that they do not have control over the glass ceiling which is false because women everyday are out breaking it, there is just a minority of women who are able to work and break the glass ceiling (Broder,, 2013).

I believe that women are to blame for the glass ceiling because instead of working hard to break it they are complaining. I think that if they really wanted to break it they would work harder and move up in the ranks. But it seems to me that they are looking for someone to blame on a situation that they have control over. It wouldn’t be all the women’s fault if there wasn’t women who break the mold and go and achieve more than the other women who sit and complain (Broder,, 2013).

Should punishments for cheating in school be harsher?

Cheating in schools has become more prevalent than before. This is most likely in part due to advances in technology, and sometimes schools are unable to punish cheating easily. One of the ways that schools could try to crack down on cheating, is to make the punishments harder. Currently, punishments for cheating are usually that the student receives a 0 grade on the assignment they cheated on. However, some schools are even looking to fail students from an entire course for cheating.

However, many people say that the current punishments are fine, as the punishment should fit the crime. And, its not fair to fail someone from an entire class just because of one assignment or test.

I believe that punishments should not be increased, as the punishment should only be for the offense committed

Walker, Tim. “What Can Be Done About Student Cheating?” NEA Today, National Education Assosiation, 30 Mar. 2016,

Assignment: Are men to blame for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women? (Due Mon., Nov 20)

The Economics of 'Equal Pay for Women'

In America, the median (middle) pay for women is 78% of that for men (according to 2016 US Census Data).  Are men to blame for this 'glass ceiling', or pay discrepancy, for female workers?

1) In paragraph one, evaluate at least one argument in favor of men being to blame for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women.  You must include at least one outside source, using in-text citation (author, website, date).

2)  In paragraph two, evaluate at least one argument against blaming men for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women.   You must include at least one outside source, using in-text citation (author, website, date).

3) In paragraph three, justify your position on blaming men for the 'Glass Ceiling' for women.  Explain at least one solution for fixing the pay discrepancy for women, based on your position. You must include at least one outside source, using in-text citation (author, website, date).

The due date is 11/20/17 at 8:25 a.m.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Should There Be Harsher Punishments When Students Are Caught Cheating?

Students should be receive a harsher punishment, "You have the obvious example  students who are struggling and don’t understand the work. One of the big misconceptions, however, is that it is only these struggling students who cheat, when in fact studies show that high-achieving students cheat almost as much as other students."  "According to many studies, in between 80 and 95 percent percent of high school students admitted to cheating at least once in the past year and 75 percent admitted to cheating four or more times. The research goes back 15 years but that’s the highest it’s ever been." ( The rate of cheating is very high and almost all students cheat or have cheated in their life time, also all students have been taught about plagiarizing and how not to plagiarizing and students are still cheating even though they know the repercussions for it. 

"Students should not be expelled from colleges for cheating because it is not good for them.Because they will not learn anything from that experience. Also, it affects students badly because it leads to a break in the educational progress of students. Additionally, expelling students will characterize them negatively at college. Typically, expelled students will be not prepared for their academic degrees and future careers. Administrations of colleges have to treat students fairly, and should punish them, not expel them."

"Another option is to give students a chance to make up the assignment or the test again, which they had originally plagiarized. Or students should receive a failing grade for copied work or the plagiarized assignment.Students should receive a first warning to notify them that they may get expelled from college. Students should be expelled from the whole course for cheating but not from the college." ( Zainab AL Hammadi)

I believe students should not be expelled from school for cheating the first time, but like a 3 strike rule but when you are caught cheating the first two times it should be a instant failure and drop from the class and if they are feeling pity they could allow students to retake or redo it but it would be a lot harder than the original material, or maybe they have to make a plagiarism class or a hard make up class for the loss credits.

Cheating in Schools

     Cheating and plagiarism in school are some of the worst academic offenses a student can make. However, these offenses are not being met with harsh enough punishment, as nearly 60% of students admit to having cheated on a test (, June 7, 2017). If schools want see cheating as such a great academic offense, then they should treat it as one. Harsher punishments, whether that be expelling students or automatically failing the course they cheated in, should be the norm.
     To say harsher punishment, such as expelling students would be the cure-all for cheating is not entirely true. Students shouldn’t immediately be expelled upon their first cheating offense. According to John Nori of National Association of Secondary School Principals, “The key is that he learns from his mistake.” (Jay Matthews,, October 28, 2001) Habitual offenders should be punished, but not the kid that makes a single bad choice.

     I don’t think schools should increase harsher penalties for cheating. Cheating is an offense where if you punish the person too hard the first time, then they can’t really learn from their mistakes. However, you can’t go too light either otherwise they’ll just keep doing it. Schools have to find a good middle ground for punishment of cheaters. Automatic failing of the course would be too harsh, but forcing the student to take the assignment again under watch would be the best way to go about things.
Cheating is a bad thing to do, and I feel that in somecases cheating may feel like the only way to get a good grade but it's not. If you work at a business and are caught cheating you will lose the trust and respect of your co workers and managers. But on the other end if your the owner and you are suspected of cheating, you could lose your reputation and business when word spreads around (, Jake Burton,). Then to provent cheating from happening there needs to be harder punishment. When someone cheats they feel rewarded and are likely to do it again, so if you have a harsh punishment in place for cheating the likelihood that people will cheat will go down.
Like in college if you get caught cheating you could be expelled or fail the class, so that alone makes people not want to cheat but, in highschool there isn't harsh punishments. So to stop cheating we need harsher punishments.

On the other hand, some people may have forgotten there was a test, or they had family problems and didn't have time to study for the test. Just because someone cheats doesn't make them a bad person. There just in a spot where they feel like they have for choice and the only way to pass is to cheat. If it's to get the better grade in a class or even to pass a class that you are failing. There should always be a way for a student to pass the class he/she is in.  But it should depend on the assigned, I feel if someone copy's and homework assignment there should be a really bad punishment. It should be brought up, and gaving a warning. Everyone from time to time cheats, should we be punished in a really harsh way for trying to get better scores.

I believe that cheating is not a right thing to do, but there shouldn't be schooling changing consequences for cheating on homework. People can forget a assignment or about a test, there not doing it because they want to, there doing it because they feel like they have to. In the long run, everyone from here on out will cheat once in there life's. Should we punish people in a very harsh way for trying to better a homework score or test scores, I feel a warning and to restart the test in a different way should be the right opition.

Cheating in School, Zachary Hawes

1. Pros

In dire times, cheating seems like the only logical thing to do, when your grades are low, a test has come up and you didn't study. The benefits of cheating is that there is always a fallback, something that can tether you back to what you learned in class-- assuming you listened, which the stereotype is that students do not, in fact that's why they cheat. A consistent statistic that seems to emerge is between 70 to 80 percent of all kids engage in some form of cheating by the time they graduate from high school,” ~ Dr. Anderman (10 TV, Pressure to Succeed Leading More Students to Cheating). Logically, if you want to avoid tuition, you wish to succeed in life, sometimes it's the only thing you can do. Not only that, but it can morally align with some people as it's using your resources, or asking that age long question "Do the ends justify the means?". And it's that, why students cheat, it can be guilt free practically with enough willpower, and in the end it might actually be beneficial to those around you, and yourself even.

2. Cons

However, when you compare the consequences to the benefits of cheating, you can see what vastly outweighs the other-- the cons of cheating are far too great and risky. Getting caught can result in expulsion, completely failing your class or if it's for things more serious such as the ACT or SAT, what could happen is, they revoke the scholarship, if any that you have gained from it. Here and there, it might be acceptable, but for the long term, when they've created this idea in their head that it is, is creates a mentality that started in times when their views were most vulnerable. They don’t consider that the habits and work ethic that they are forming, or failing to form, now are likely to be the ones they will carry into adulthood. (Laura Hudgens, Why Cheating Hurts Students Now and in their Future). It creates a cutting corners mentality, that it makes them cut those corners all the time, that there is always an easier way. "Work hard, and smart." ~ Mike Rowe

3. My Thoughts

My thoughts on the subject, is that if you get away with doing it, I suppose you deserve the grade. It's like any other thief, if you didn't get caught stealing it-- you deserve it. Morally I don't think it's acceptable, which is why I don't personally. It's all subjective, and nothing can change that. So, while I don't find it morally okay, we can delve into solutions as to how we deal with cheating. Usually, punishment only works for the short-term, and is quick at easily dispatching the behavior, stopping it immediately. Punishment doesn't work for those that are going to be lingering around, and usually it's the harsher punishment that incites the behavior to start up again. So, best course of action is to be the most menial thing, their assignment won't count, and they get a 0, much like how it is right now. Of course, if it's progressive, I don't see a problem with stamping it out completely or letting them face the full consequences of cheating, drop them from the class

Corporal Punishment for Cheating in School, Jake Bayles, Block 1

  1. Corporal punishment is considered the old-school form of punishment, and some schools still use it. The argument that is for corporal punishment in schools is that it teaches kids discipline the first time they do something wrong. Mary Springs, the superintendent of one of the three schools in Texas that allow corporal punishment, stated recently that they monitor whether or not corporal punishment decreases the amount of referrals they give out to students. “If it reduces the number of discipline referrals, then that is a good thing” (Charlotte Beale,, 2017). Another thing to be added to this argument, is that the schools with corporal punishment are looking to improve the image of their school that the students represent by improving their behavior with physical beatings.
  2. The opposing argument against corporal punishment is that it only does damage to those receiving it, in the respect of later mental decline and substance abuse. “No school can be considered safe or supportive if its students are fearful of being physically punished” (Charlotte Beale,, 2017). The psychological side of the coin on this topic is that the hurt of corporal punishment prolongs into adulthood, causing problems later in life. Also, this side of the argument brings into question of what to do if a disabled student does something wrong, corporal punishment could only hurt them worse. Finally, it only hurts the students who may have trouble at home, and getting physically hurt at school only adds to that burden.
  3. If you were to ask me about my stance on corporal punishment for cheating in school, I would say it’s not necessary. The reason I say that is primarily because I don’t believe that physically hurting anybody for making the wrong decision really corrects the problem. Also, I would say that young kids who get paddled in school would really only get a grim outlook on the rest of the world and their peers if they take physical beatings. Going back to what my source said for this argument, I agree that kids who get beat only once, are all the more likely to become mentally ill in the future, and maybe fall victim to substance abuse. Finally, I guess from where I stand, corporal punishment is not the way to go, and I think one solution to keep kids from cheating in school is to educate them about how committing that act will only lead to disadvantages in their future, such as not going the college they want, or getting the job they want.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cheating in school DJ Carton

1. Some schools for instance colleges need to keep strict rules in order to make their university seem more prestigious and better than others. "They cant have a "cheater" representing them, therefore they should get rid of them.Three years ago, one of my classmates cheated on her midterm project, but our instructor caught her and punished her immediately. The instructor took her to the college administration and they decided to expel her for her bad behavior. My friend tried to explain her situation with college administration but unluckily, my friend could not because expulsion was college policy. My classmate stayed at home for one year, and then she tried to attend other colleges. She could not join any educational institution because of the expulsion on her academic record. She became depressed because she was alone and became isolated away from society. Then, when she started looking for a job, many employers declined her because of her incomplete degree. She lost her chances to get a good job. Last month she was approved for a job but with very low salary. Eventually, her situation ended up with her without education degree and limited job."( Hammandi). Although it had hurt her in the long run colleges cant just worry about one student they have to keep selling their program to others and move on.

2. People say that expelling is way to harsh of a punishment for cheating.  "Expelling students for cheating leads to serious consequences, which affect a student's personality. Likewise, it may lead to a loss of self-esteem too. For instance, students who stay at home, feel disappointed because they feel that expulsion shows their weakness and marks them as guilty. That result in losing self-confidence, losing their trust in themselves and it slows down a students' journey to independence. Consequently, student's motivation for learning will be destroyed and it will create feelings of anger and hate for the entire institution of education. Thus, expulsion robs students of their opportunities to be competent. It influences students badly and damages their hopes of a good education in the future."( Hammandi). Students can be mentally devasted by this and can hurt one's outlook on the world and make them unconfident within themselves which can lead to the life and career going downhill.

3.I do in fact think students shall be suspended for the acts of cheating, but nothing more than that unless they do so multiple times."Expelling students does not solve the problem and it must not be the first option because it is not helpful for them. However, instead of expulsion, there are other several possible solutions to help students avoid cheating. I think if colleges provide tutoring services for students which will help them to understand the nature of their mistakes. Once students receive the appropriate help that they need is more helpful because it will convert their weaknesses into strengths. So, as a result, they will get rid of the need to cheat. Another option is to give students a chance to make up the assignment or the test again, which they had originally plagiarized. Or students should receive a failing grade for copied work or the plagiarized assignment. Also, students should receive the first warning to notify them that they may get expelled from college. Students should be expelled from the whole course for cheating but not from the college. Even so, any college around the world aims to educate students as much as it can. Meanwhile, each student has unique abilities, so the college also attempts to teach students specific skills to assist in forming their lifelong working habits." ( Hammadi). expelling students could definitely put a dent in their life and hurt them in the future.I feel as if students should be able to recover and learn from there mistakes.

Should Punishments for Cheating in School be Harsher?- Tyler Wellman

If you are to cheat on a test, assignment, or whatever it is the punishment should be harsh like either failing the class or getting suspended. It should be harsh because it will teach you a lesson and also when you get a job in the future someone is not going to do the work for you. "They don’t consider that the habits and work ethic that they are forming, or failing to form, now are likely to be the ones they will carry into adulthood. When we discuss workplace integrity, many of them don’t realize that slacking off on the job is actually a form of cheating, of stealing even." ( 2017). Kids are developing a terrible work ethic because they cheat on everything and that won't be acceptable in college or at your job and they won't be prepared for their future.

Many students are known for cheating now a days, so the punishment should not be to harsh. If a kid cheats they should have a meeting with the teacher and their parents. They also should get like 3 warnings before they get in serious trouble. Kids in high school have many things going on and our grades can determine our future, so will we do anything to get a good grade. "They are a major component of a student’s portfolio and have the potential to impact their future. Educators might try to stress the value of “learning” over grades, but that is a complete farce." (Soling 2015 Because grades determine where we can go to school and they also impact on where we could get a job they are very important. That's why kids are obligated to cheat, so they have a successful future.

I think schools should punish cheaters harder than they already do. Kids in high school need to learn what college and the work force will be like. If in high school they can get away with cheating the school is not doing their job by preparing them for their future. If they don't learn now and have to learn in college it will be too late it because they will just get kicked out of the university. Therefore we need to crackdown on cheaters in school, so they can prepare themselves for their future.

Punishments for cheating in school Zach Arguello

Cheating can rise to the level of a legal violation when students steal other people's copyrighted work. For example, a student who lifts excerpts from someone else's paper and then uses them in her own published paper has committed copyright infringement. She could be sued by the creator of the work for any financial damages the creator suffered as a result of the infringement. Most cheating in college does not rise to this level, but it is still a possibility.
“The Effects on Students Who Get Caught Cheating in College.” The Effects on Students Who Get Caught Cheating in College | Education - Seattle PI, Hearst Seattle Media, 2017,

But Hinman of the Values Institute warns against expelling cheaters for a first offense, and other harsh measures. Such “zero tolerance” techniques could actually encourage educators to ignore cheating, he says. “The teacher may perceive the punishment as too harsh or the administrators may not want to throw out the child of a big donor,” he says.

Koch, K. “Cheating in Schools.” CQ Researcher by CQ Press, CQ Press, 2017,

The effects of cheating can severely affect how a student's education will come to them. For example someone who cheats everyday, it doesn't matter what just on everything that person does in a day. The consequences would be far more devastating than a simple punishment like dropping a class or failing a test. Now I am not saying I endorse cheating just the punishment it brings to the student down the road. But I also agree with the action of punishment for cheating but it should be subtle as possible. So all in all I think that there should be a punishment for cheating however there needs to be a limit to what it should be.

Should punishments for cheating in school be harsher?

Because cheating is such a big problem in school, something needs to be done about it. Some people advocate harsher punishments for those students that are caught. According to Michael Bishop, a school implemented published cheating statistics to affect student views. "The University of Maryland, for example, used to print in the school newspaper the number of students suspended and expelled for academic dishonesty in a semester. It was an effective way of informing people that cheating was not tolerated." (Michael Bishop,, 2017) While this isn't even necessarily a harsher punishment for the students, its an example that when extra negative action is pushed, they will think and react better. Harsher punishments are a brute-force way to enforce the rules.

Another view on cheating is to have less harsh punishments. This is one idea that can be implemented  to reduce students cheating. Cevin Soling made a good point about the state of our education and students who cheat the system. "Cheating should be recognized as the necessary and logical outcome of an arbitrary and oppressive institution. Punishing students who cheat is yet another abuse of autocratic power. In a healthy society, people ridicule and shame those who force children to endure the kind of environment that demands they must cheat." (Cevin Soling,, 2015) Our education system is a bit distorted because of how different every person is. To restrict students in society based on a systematic scale is to demand some sort of unethical behavior to raise their grades. Rather than punishing students, something should be done that eliminates the incentive of cheating in the first place.

When it comes to school cheating, I believe that there should be harsher punishments. In the education system, the goal for students is to learn and understand the material that is being taught to them. Cheating skews this aspect by balancing the possibility of a good grade but eliminating the effort that is required. The way to put offenders in line is to make it completely clear that this behavior is wrong, through harsher punishments that turns people off to the idea of cheating. However, the system is not perfect, and another thing that should be done is to improve the ways of detecting cheating, rather than only increasing punishments. In a school situation, harsher punishments are needed to stop the cheating epidemic.

Lauren Roemer - Should punishments be harsher for cheaters?

A study done by Rutgers university surveyed 70 schools and found that 95% of students in those schools admitted to some type of cheating in school. Students these days are taking the easy way out and are not fully learning all of the information that they need. The punishment if they get caught is usually for them to get a zero on whatever it is they were found cheating on. The student body with definitely not stop this unless they are given a more real and harsh punishment. This could consist of something like suspension, go on an academic record, publicly humiliated. I feel as if the punishment affects them in a bigger way it will help them learn their lesson more and hopefully get them to not do it again. (Center of Academic Integrity,, June 7 2017 ).
Much of the student body these days is known for their cheating in school. Whether it be copying answers, plagiarism, using notes on a test, we have found it all. Grades are the main portfolio for students these days. Our grades greatly impact our future. If you want to go to a good college, you must have good grades. If you want a good and well paying job, you must have good grades. The grades we get in highschool will affect the entire rest of our lives. This puts a lot of pressure on us students and we will almost do anything just for that A. I think it is okay to cheat sometimes if you need the grade. Another reason I think cheating could slide is because of how busy we are and how many other things we have to worry about than watching a 20 minute video on how the human cells work. We play sports, are involved in extracurricular activities, and still need the 8 hours of sleep and to eat. Sometimes we might just not have the time and other things get pushed further down our list of things to do. We are all trying to balance so many things on one plate and sometimes it's almost too much, and that may be the reason we need to cheat sometimes and teachers shouldn't worry about it. (Cevin Soling,, January 29 2015).
I do not personally think that there should be harsher punishments in school. I agree more with the second paragraph I wrote and how sometimes cheating should just be overlooked. We as students have a lot to worry about and our grades kind of define us as people when we have colleges looking at us or potential bosses looking to hire us. We need to have good grades and sometimes this can be the only way of doing it.

do you think schools should have harsher punishments for cheating? A lot of people don't get caught cheating. "95 percent said they participated in some form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism or copying homework"( 95% admit to cheat on some time of assignment, if we had a harsher punishment like publicly humiliate them in from of the whole school do u think that 95% would go down, or if we caught them cheating we would kick them out of school and they couldn't come back. 
Students with lesser punishments like just getting a zero for the particlur assignment. Do you think this will work?" The key is that he learns from his mistake"(Washington post Matthews).  Says that most of the kids including the one he is talking about will learn fro his mistakes and that giving him a zero for that test was just fine. Getting a zero on a test or another lesser punishment having to retake the test with just the teacher and watches you a little more closely. 
I think if we want to stop cheating we will need to have harsher punishments. Just getting a zero on the test or having to retake it isn't enough, kids will just laugh at the teachers and admistration. We need harsher punishments to prevent it like I tLked about in my first paragraph get them out of school or alone those lines, no kid will want to disappoint there parents and get embrasssed about getting kicked out of school. Harsher punishment is the way to go 

Cheating in Schools - Alyssa Newton

A high school in Redwood City, California had a student who cheated on an assignment in one of his English classes. He got dropped to a lower class and it ruined his Ivy League scholarship. His father tried suing but, the school agreed that it was exactly right. The boy’s mom also had some words to say about the punishment, “She went onto say that her son is forced to tell every college to which he applies, that he cheated in school and was denied participation in that class the next semester. Many parents echoed those sentiments, saying that kids need to learn these valuable lessons and having a father sue for not bowing down to the needs of his son was trading ethics for entitlement. They see it as a vile and indulgent” (Carlson,, 2015).  The effects of cheating need to be harsher to show kids that work needs the attention of yourself and not someone else. Suing the school will do nothing and money can’t get you everywhere in life you have to work for what you want.

Cheating should have less harsher punishments. The work loads can be too heavy for a child to bear so the steps needed to confront a child should not be so demeaning. Some students bend or break the rules to be the top in the class to feel a sense of satisfaction, if this is to happen you need to confront them calmly so they will not try to hide the fact that they in fact, did cheat. Have a conversation with them that explains the reality of cheating, “ ...make it clear what your expectations are when it comes to cheating. Dr. Munson suggests using statements like, ‘We don’t tolerate cheating in our house. It’s dishonest and you learn nothing.’ Explain how it can lead to continued cheating later, and give examples of people who have been caught cheating in the business world, politics, sports, and so on, as well as the consequences they faced as a result. ‘Sometimes kids only associate cheating with copying a paper or looking at someone’s test, but the scope of cheating extends far beyond school,’ says Dr. Munson. ‘Make sure your child understands the association’ (Goldstein,, 2015).  To help kids break the habit of cheating, a healthy conversation has to be in order for them not to follow it through adult life. If you physically or mentally abuse them, it can only lead them to want to hide the cheating.

My stance is, be as brutal as possible when confronting them. If the kids have this association with such harsh statements and actions they will have it engraved in their minds to never cheat again. The light hearted conversation to me doesn’t seem that believable. Taking away privileges and using them against your child is the way to go. The sense of entitlement a child might have will fade away too, since they have been thoroughly embarrassed.

School Cheating - Berg

The pros to a harsher punishment for cheating allow the students to look back at the cheating a regret it because it messed up their journey through education so much. Some places also suggest harsh punishment and then they monitor the students. Failing the student and then putting the student on acedemic probation allows the school to monitor everything the student turns in to ankle sure that they do not cheat again (Hassan,, 2017).

The cons for harsher punishments include lowering the self esteem of the child. If a student has low self confidence when they walk into a class room then they are already behind the other students. If you embarrass the student by corporal punishment or public humiliation the student will return back to school and feel rejected by their peers. That would make it a poor work environment and then the student is punished for the rest of their learning careers (Thompson,, 2017).
I believe that cheating is not a huge deal when it is a small quiz or test, I believe it only becomes a big deal when you get to college and standardized tests like the ACT or SAT. I think that giving the student a zero in a paper or a test that they are caught cheating on is enough because their grade will suffer from that enough and then they will have to work harder to get the grade that they desire.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ASSIGNMENT: Should punishments for cheating in school be harsher? (due Thurs, Nov 16)

The Economics of 'Cheating in School':

1) In paragraph one, evaluate at least one argument in favor of harsher punishments for cheating in school.  You must include at least one outside source, using in-text citation (author, website, date).

2)  In paragraph two, evaluate at least one argument against harsher punishments for cheating in school.  You must include at least one outside source, using in-text citation (author, website, date).

3) In paragraph three, justify your position on harsher punishments for cheating in school.

The due date is 11/16/17 at 8:25 a.m..

Friday, November 10, 2017

Service Hours- Philip Germain

Service learning hours in high schools are encouraged, expected, and sometimes even required. It is usually implemented in order to give students a real world experience. But, very often the organizations that give students the service learning are understaffed, and unable to give the experience that schools are looking to give students. Schools often don't understand the workload that is required for the organizations to do the service learning programs, and the students don't get the proper service learning that the school assigns. Plus, Students already spend 7 hours a day at school, is it really necessary for them to do another 40 hours or so a year for extra learning?

Strom, Stephanie. “Does Service Learning Really Help?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 2 Jan. 2010,
  1. Pros

As high school kids, we know what it feels like to juggle school work, extracurricular activities and part time jobs. An element to our lives that is looming overhead, is service hours that some schools require, and some don’t. One pro as far as service hours go is the idea of personal growth outside the classroom. Based on a report done by The Washington Post, a student at James Hubert Blake High School, where service hours are required, had two service gigs done so far and he mentioned; “It kind of lets me take a break from academics and focus on the real world” (Donna St. George,, 2015) I would say that although academics are an important and lifelong skill we need, the aspects of the real world are things that endure for most of our lives. Also, I think service hours open up doors for kids who are looking for ways to give back to their community, and live healthy lives.

2. Cons

Although service hours open many doors for future success, there’s a downside to them as well. According to John Krivak, a librarian in Hyattsville, Maryland, he mentioned; “We are more than overwhelmed with high school kids who want to do service hours” (Donna St. George,, 2015). I guess you could look at this two different ways, you could see at as a positive, or a negative that people like Mr. Krivak get so many calls from students looking for service hours. If you see it as a negative, you might guess that other people looking for service hours not in high school may not get as many opportunities to volunteer their time. Also, it could be a burden on the people receiving the calls, with them having to sort out all the jobs they give people.

3. My position

Honestly, I don’t think service hours should be required for high school kids. The only reason I say that is because with all the other activities that kids are involved in, especially in high school, having to meet a requirement for a variable amount of service hours might only add to the stress of being a student. The other side of the coin is that service hours look good on college applications and job resumes, but I think that should be up to the student to decide. From my stance, the primary goal of a high school student is to eventually graduate, and make it through with decent grades. However, I don’t think schools should ever stop offering opportunities for service hours, it is true that they can be beneficial for personal growth, and an overall feeling of accomplishment with service hours.