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NEW YORK – In the past year, 30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store and 64 percent have cheated on a test, according to a new, large-scale survey suggesting that Americans are too apathetic about ethical standards.
Educators reacting to the findings questioned any suggestion that today's young people are less honest than previous generations, but several agreed that intensified pressures are prompting many students to cut corners.
"We have to create situations where it's easy for kids to do the right things," he added. "We need to create classrooms where learning takes on more importance than having the right answer."
"A lot of people like to blame society's problems on young people, without recognizing that young people aren't making the decisions about what's happening in society," said Dzurinko, 32. "They're very easy to scapegoat."
Originally posted by ConservativeJack
Is this the part where Im suppose to feel bad for cheating?
I bet you the teachers cheated, on their wife or husband, on a test before, lied or stolen.
People make a bigger deal out of that type of stuff than they ought to. We live in a capitalistic materialistic society. So someone steals a TV, make another one.
It only bothers YOU if you LET it.
Originally posted by projectvxn
When 60% of student have cheated or are cheating, that means that the vast majority of students AREN'T LEARNING. It's not that they are stupid, obviously they are smart enough to get by without doing the work.