Cheating Ethics

November 20, 2008 6:32pm CST
"When someone tipped off a San Diego State University instructor that one of his classes was getting the answer keys to his quizzes from classes held earlier in the day, he tested the student's honesty by scrambling the questions. A full third of the students simply wrote the answers from the pirated test key. Some of the dishonest students, who subsequently flunked the course, said that the instructor should have shared the blame because giving the same test to different classes was 'negligent and stupid'. Apparently, they thought they didn't have a choice but to cheat since the teacher didn't make it impossible for them to do so. What was the course? Business ethics." (from Understanding Canadian Business, 5th Edition, by Nickels et al.)
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
21 Nov 08
Yup! Sounds about par for the Course! Are there any honest businessmen in the US? from what I'm seeing on TV, not only are the businesspeople dishonest but the Politicians are also. Now that is ScaryI A crooked businessman screws all his Customers, but a crooked Politician will screw the whole country.
• United States
21 Nov 08
Except that this is neither a businessman nor a politician. It happened in a University which is the root of all of America's problems and has been since the 60's.
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
This would be funny if it did not feel so painful. I am almost tempted to give up my love for life when I read something about this part of life which kills creativity. Cheating kills creativity.