How Should Cheating Be Punished ?

TitleHow Should Cheating Be Punished ?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Ross, J, Skipper, RB
Corporate AuthorsAssociation of Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published01/2013
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
KeywordsAcademic , Academic Ethics , education , secondary , Secondary Education
AbstractIn March 2012, Sequoia High School administrators removed a sophomore from honors English for cheating. When accused, the teen admitted that he had copied another student’s homework. Under the terms of an academic honesty pledge they both signed, the students were removed from the International College Advancement Program (ICAP). ICAP prepares freshmen and sophomores for Sequoia High School’s prestigious junior/senior program: the International Baccalaureate program, perceived as increasing students’ chances to be accepted by high profile universities. Attorney Jack Berghouse, the student’s father, filed a lawsuit against the Sequoia Union High School District. Berghouse conceded that his son did cheat, but contended that the punishment–removal from an advanced college preparatory program–was too severe.
Notes© Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 2013 Case from the February 28, 2013 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
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