Time and time again I notice that students are copying each other in high school (mostly just homework). They do this because either a) they don’t get what’s going on but don’t want to get a bad grade or b) they are lazy.
A lot of the material learned in high school is never used again in your life. For the kid who wants to be an engineer, English isn’t his biggest interest. In fact, he’ll probably never need to know how to speak perfectly. Also, the kid who wants to do something with math as a career could care less about Biology. Or a kid who want to drop out and go for GED classes and a test if the school will become to demanding. I know one person who did just that, she found a website with information about quick online GEd courses and she left our school.
So is cheating wrong? To be honest, I really don’t think that copying homework from time to time is wrong. If you are passing answers around on a test, that’s a different story. However, like I’ve said before, high school is a game. Those who succeed the most in high school aren’t the ones who leave with the most knowledge. Read More »