high school journalism tackles cheatingPosted: 02/16/2012
Lately, I’ve been very intrigued by articles on cheating and academic honesty that appear in high school student newspapers. You can do a quick Google search with phrases like “cheating in school” and click on “news” – yields many interesting articles.
Here’s the most recent one I was happy to come across written by Bobby Cherry at Quaker Valley High School. He titles the article, “Technology makes it harder to curb cheating in school.” Here’s a bit from the introduction:
More than 35 percent of teens ages 13 to 17 with mobile phones have used the devices to cheat in school, according to a survey conducted by Common Sense Media — a nonprofit advocating group focused on kids.
More than 50 percent of those surveyed said they have cheated using the Internet.
I’m happy to see that this is a topic of discussion in high school journalism. Good job, Bobby Cherry!