Download!Download Point responsive WP Theme for FREE!

Honors Classes Produce Cheaters: Brilliant or Insane?

Share with Friends
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
photo credit: Mr_Stein via photopin cc
photo credit: Mr_Stein via photopin cc

Lots of people around the blogosphere were rankled over a lawsuit parents filed on behalf of their cheating son.

The Sequoia High student was unceremoniously jettisoned from his honors class after copying homework, which violated the honor code he’d signed. Fearing that the ejection  might interfere with his ability to qualify for an elite college, mom and dad are suing the school district.

Sure, this sounds petty and ridiculous, but what if we eliminated the “honors” tag on classes? Maybe the pressure to get higher grades might dissipate and the enthusiasm for cheating might quickly vaporize.

Based on this example alone, we have to ask ourselves, do honors classes produce cheaters?

The following two tabs change content below.
Mark Barnes is the Founder and CEO of Times 10 Publications, which produces the popular Hack Learning Series -- books that provide right-now solutions for teachers and learners. Mark is the author or publisher of dozens of books, including Bestseller Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and Hack Learning. Join more than 115,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge