Cheating Is Cheating

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Cheating Is Getting Worse Cheating is a problem worldwide, everyone can admit they've cheated before or at least say they’ve witnessed someone cheat before. The term “cheating” can be interpreted in different ways, according to (Webster’s Dictionary) cheating has several meanings “a deception to profit yourself”, “not faithful to a spouse or lover” and “violating accepted standards or rules”. People have been caught red handed while cheating, while others were lucky enough to avoid the consequences. The real question is why do people take the risk and decide to cheat knowing that there is a consequence? Cheating is an epidemic spread that is becoming worse, it's becoming worse in schools, sports and relationships. Today’s generation has been showing the highest test scores, students have received all kinds of honors which include scholarships. “In 2009, 60 schools had been reported to the Pennsylvania of Education of suspicion of cheating” (New Orleans Magazine). They were reported of getting nearly practically impossible test scores. Not only are students accused of cheating but the teachers themselves are accused of cheating. Some atlanta teachers were interviewed according to (New Orleans Magazine) “Atlanta teachers said they cheated because they were afraid of losing their jobs”. Not only that “56 schools were investigated, 44 of them had participated in organized cheating on standardized tests” (New Orleans Magazine). Teachers changed answers on student’s tests and determined if the students would be bumped up a grade. Students that often cheat are driven by an incentive to earn or obtain undeserved grades. Most students cheat to achieve a specific goal whether it’s a degree or some kind of certificate. Students have a bad mindset which causes procrastination, perhaps one day a student would be out partying or keeping themselves busy knowing they had homework to do. Later when it comes to the last minute they just need a quick response so they rely on cheating. With today’s technology you can get almost anything over the internet. The use of the internet can provide several assignments for a student including essays. This is rather known as plagiarism or otherwise cheating, a student could look up a

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