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Thieving among the honorable: The West Point cheating scandal and coronavirus

Thieving among the honorable: The West Point cheating scandal and coronavirus
We bring you the stunning news that the next generation of U.S. Army warrior-leaders are people too. So we must sadly conclude as more than 70 West Point cadets stand accused of cheating on a calculus final in May; it was taken remotely because, of course, COVID.

So we must sadly conclude as more than 70 West Point cadets stand accused of cheating on a calculus final in May; it was taken remotely because, of course, COVID.The best way to prevent cheating on high-stakes exams is to hold them in person, as the Specialized High School Admissions Test will be administered at middle schools throughout the city.Data from the summer shows that cheating spread like, well, a virus.The University of Missouri caught 150 students cheating in the spring and fall semesters.

Some teachers and parents and students are so inured to cheating, they are redesigning testing to treat it as an acceptable new normal.So the teenagers — these were first-year plebes, 17 or 18 — have joined the ranks of American youngsters who, during a pandemic that upended the educations of millions, lost their bearings a bit.

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