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    Hundreds suspected of cheating on final exam

    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Did hundreds of seniors at Clear Lake High School cheat on a final exam? That's what Clear Creek ISD officials are investigating.

    But in the meantime, until they can prove who cheated and who didn't, they're giving all seniors a choice -- even the ones who may have cheated. District officials are still trying to figure out how the answers to the test were leaked. They say as many as 200 students may have cheated.
    This monumental amount of cheating happened at just ONE school in the Houston area. Officials are still attempting to figure it all out, but I think the giveaway was the big sign at the school that said "Building tomorrow's ENRON executives today".

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    Re: Hundreds suspected of cheating on final exam

    We're living in a superficial society where everything is appearance. It doesn't matter if the students are dumber than a box of rocks as long as they "look good", have the newest smart phone and don't have to work for anything till they're 30yrs old. We're raising a nation of fashionista bumtards.
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    Re: Hundreds suspected of cheating on final exam

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    We're living in a superficial society where everything is appearance. It doesn't matter if the students are dumber than a box of rocks as long as they "look good", have the newest smart phone and don't have to work for anything till they're 30yrs old. We're raising a nation of fashionista bumtards.

    And employing a long list of admins, and assistants all driving cost of collage through the roof, so we are paying for less, and less result.


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    Re: Hundreds suspected of cheating on final exam

    I saw two things that were at fault

    1: automated programmed tech-based testing.
    2: rampant cell phone use.

    But I thought it was quite noble that around 400 students COULD have cheated if they wanted to - but didn't. . . that's actually a positive thing I think.
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    Re: Hundreds suspected of cheating on final exam

    I've got a niece who finished high school online because she fought too much and is going to a Junior College the same way. It's a better education than nothing though she's actually very bright with potential but has a couple dufus redneck parents who've shown her the epitome of how to dumb it down. Jeff Foxworthy is their idea of the standards of excellence and infantile potty humor. These kids are so illiterate compared to our generation and we were the ones they made the movie about called "Dazed & Confused" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High". And I guarantee the other 400 would've cheated in my day, we weren't that dumb...lol
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    Re: Hundreds suspected of cheating on final exam

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    This monumental amount of cheating happened at just ONE school in the Houston area. Officials are still attempting to figure it all out, but I think the giveaway was the big sign at the school that said "Building tomorrow's ENRON executives today".

    Article is here.
    Actually, I think this is indicative of a change in technology and therefore a change in our psychology.

    The reason these tests are given is so individuals can prove they understand the knowledge on their own and that they can memorize important parts of subject.

    But we also live in the age of Wikipedia. People need to remember less and less on their own as they can rely on the knowledge of others that is stored online and can be recalled very easily.

    Also, the younger generations are much more "networked" than earlier generations were. Therefore, they are more used to working as a community if not as a group. So they don't see anything wrong with helping 200 of their peers get a good grade.
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    Re: Hundreds suspected of cheating on final exam

    They knew they were cheating and that it was wrong - who wouldn't?

    It was made a lot easier because of technology . . . but it's not like they were ignorant about their actions.
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    Re: Hundreds suspected of cheating on final exam

    Well, that's Texas for ya'.

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    Re: Hundreds suspected of cheating on final exam

    This is nothing compared to the Atlanta cheating scandals, where for years teachers and administrators would have parties where they changed the student's answers on papers to get bigger federal funding.

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