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?