If you are willing to do just about anything to earn a higher grade in school you should stop and figure out why? Why are you so bent on earning the highest grade in all of your classes because I have yet to be persuaded that this is the way to go in life. Sure I get it some of you may come from families that anything less than a A is shameful. On the other hand I cannot get over how kid’s in high school cheat willy-nilly in upper level courses at a higher rate than kids enrolled in general level courses.
Ultimately sure schools may boast of their growing Advanced Placement programs available while at the same time their student body throws the dice to see how long can they cheat using notes, technology, whatever means to earn a higher score they are more than happy to do so but here is the part that is a real eye opener: student’s do not feel shame for cheating for higher grades they view it as something everyone does so there is no real problem since everyone is doing it.
So in a system that is predicated on grades that represent a student’s academic intellectual ability ultimately this model is easily corrupted and all along the real lesson is economic. We are creating a culture of cheating because it is for a worthy cause: college tuition. Would we have rampant cheating if the cost of college tuition in America wasn’t creating a whole group of monetary indentured slaves who leave college with mounds of debt and no real job opportunities!
There was a time when adults still lived at home it was because they were fuck ups but now it just means they graduated college and hoping for the American Dream to be less pricey.