high school journalism tackles cheating

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!


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