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Old 04-29-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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"A father is suing his son's Northern California school district for throwing the boy out of an honors English class after he was caught cheating. The sophomore at Sequoia High School in Redwood City copied someone else's essay, which aside from being just plain wrong, also goes against the "honesty pledge" students sign at the beginning of the class, making it explicitly clear that any cheating will result in expulsion from honors courses. Clear cut, right? Well, the dad is pointing out a conflicting school policy that says students won't be punished for cheating until the second time they're caught. Um, can the second incidence of cheating be this dad trying to cheat the school system and bend the rules for his kid?"
Dad sues school district after son is punished for cheating - msnNOW

I don't understand why you'd give a warning for cheating in the first place? I'm pretty sure high schoolers know cheating is wrong to begin with. A warning is just a free pass to attempt cheating.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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People suck.
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Why in the world would the school system word the policy that way? Certain things should not go beyond one strike, and cheating fits that criteria.

I wonder if the parents were also asked to sign off on the classroom policies. I had to.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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Any school that writes a free pass for cheating into its conduct code deserves to be dragged through the mud.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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ahahahahha pathetic
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Any school that writes a free pass for cheating into its conduct code deserves to be dragged through the mud.
Agree! You would expect cheating to be a zero tolerance situation, esp. in HS, esp. in an Honors class. It is so sad.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Agree! You would expect cheating to be a zero tolerance situation, esp. in HS, esp. in an Honors class. It is so sad.
What is sadder is that Dad is suing for that 2nd chance for his son.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Whoville....
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What is sadder is that Dad is suing for that 2nd chance for his son.
In my school, you have to have iron clad proof a student cheated or you can't do anything and the kids know it. Unless I see them cheat, I can't do anything even if I know they cheated. I just graded a batch of lab reports. Two have data from a year ago (changed the lab). All I could do was slam the wrong answers using the old data.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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I remember in grad school having to submit all work online. Once we submitted the paper it was run through a program that crossed referenced my paper to the Internet. Anyone know what this program (or something) is called?
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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I remember in grad school having to submit all work online. Once we submitted the paper it was run through a program that crossed referenced my paper to the Internet. Anyone know what this program (or something) is called?
You should start a different thread.

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