Which is worse, asks A-Rus at This Week in Education: cheating or plagiarism? This after yesterday’s NY Times story on allegedly fungible definitions of plagiarism and an apparent vindication of Atlanta’s schools in the “Erase to the Top” scandal.
Just wondering: Has the pressure on schools and teachers to measure up fundamentally changed the dynamic of cheating? In a gentler age, cheating was how you put one over on the teacher. Now, the teacher theoretically benefits from cheating as much as the student. Maybe even more.