Tuesday, April 18, 2017


In every school there are students who cheat. Students who take advantage of careless teacher. Indeed, three out of four high school students admitted to serious cheating on tests-- in a recent survey of about 4,500 students by Rutgers University professor Donald McCabe (Jay Mathews, TheWashingtonPost(WP CompanyLLC), 2001). On a student's first offense, it should not be taken very harshly. Although, after the first offense, they should flunk the class or be expelled.


Cheating happens because of fear of failing, fear of being average, and fear of not being able to participate in sports or extracurricular activities. Cheating at school happens often and at particically all grade levels. Harsher punishments should not be issued. It should should vary prior to the age or grade of the child. Students who cheats will or at least should- feel an immediate response from their parents and the school (school law, education-law.lawyers.com, 2005). Harsher treatments does not teach the student better morals. Although it does ruin their self esteem and causes the student to think even more less than himself.


I do not think students should have harsher treatments. The school system can not punish the whole nation because of cheating. Everyone has cheated before, it's just that they have not been caught yet. I think people can learn from getting a zero on the assignment or a test. If cheating continues, then yes,  harsher punishments should be in place.


  1. I disagree because if students receive harsher punishments or have a chance of getting a severe punishment they are less likely to cheat. So, if a student is caught cheating and people here he was dropped from a required class or failed the class students would recognize that and not cheat as often.

  2. I disagree with your idea that we should not have harsher punishments because I think the amount of cheating done in schools is to much. Too many people see cheating as just something everyone does. It weakens the integrity of our schools and potentially our job force. The only way to effectively reduce cheating is make the punishments so harsh no one will risk it. That is why I disagree with you and think that we should have harsher punishments for cheating.

  3. I think that people would disagree with you, especially since one of your points was that everyone has cheated when many haven't cheated before. Harsher punishments would be a better alternative than just letting cheaters cheat.

  4. I disagree with your idea because if a school allows students to cheat everyone would. That would make everyone the same and wouldn't allow students to grow more than the next kid above them. If our school did punish students they would try harder to learn the material rather than just cheat because they can.

  5. I disagree with you because if you don't stop cheating early then they will continue to cheat. If punishment isn't increased then students will feel that they can get through life by doing it. Then what happens is people get caught cheating and are forced to pay fines or to be put in jail. These people could have a great effect on the economy, but because of cheating they were thrown in jail. So if cheating isn't stopped then our economy will be effected by it.


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