What do you do when a student copies word for word from another source for a paper on integrity!?
Have we gotten to the point where earning high marks is more important than learning? Are we so afraid of not succeeding that we're willing to believe ourselves to be incapable rather than trying and possibly failing?
A friend said to me that she wants her children to go to medical school because, "You can't be a mediocre artist and put food on the table but you can be a mediocre doctor and still have a job." I guess that was proven true this week.
This student is premed. Will she learn from the experience or will she try it again with a different teacher? I have no idea what her science skills are, and so have no idea if she'll be a mediocre or good doctor. Yet, at what point does someone say, "perhaps if this is so hard that you have to cheat, you're in the wrong place?"