The public education sector is accountable to government, largely as a result of No Child Left Behind.
First of all, "Everybody does it." To me that's like saying everybody cheats on their taxes or lies about their age.
Does this signify a lack of moral conviction on the part of society as we head into the new millennium?
The best antidotes for cheating are teachers who fill children with a love of learning, who impart some idea of life's possibilities and who understand that assessment is merely a means to an end, not the end itself.
A meaningful curriculum will shift the focus from learning boring lists of irrelevant facts to exploring subjects in depth.
Private schools which devise tests requiring written answers rather than multiple guess answers discourage cheating.
It's more work for teachers to grade, but written answers do eliminate an opportunity for cheating.
Teachers: Ultimately the best solution is to make learning exciting and absorbing. We must set the right sort of example for them to copy. An involved parent is a powerful weapon against cheating.
We must also take a genuine interest in our children's work. Students: Students must learn to be true to themselves and their own core values.
Psychologists and sociologists have applied theories of deviant behavior in order to understand cheating.
However, cheating is no longer deviant behavior; it is now normal behavior.