Honor Code In High School

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Honor codes are the foundation of academic honesty and that is worth the most when it comes to integrity and plagiarism is huge within high school but, not so much at the college level. The honor code has to be a bit more harsh when it comes to cheating at the high school level of education even though academic honesty statements are only within classes that are through UCONN. At my high school all classes should have an academic honesty statement that ensures that people who get caught cheating will get some serious punishment. I have personally witnessed cheating and not only that but there is only one class where I know that I will not be copied off of. High School should implant certain rules for academic honesty to ensure that students…show more content…
Why take the chance? Kahn states that at UV found that 157 students have been investigated and even though that seems like a lot 39 of those dropped out or lost their diplomas. Even though it happens the overall statement is that you can get caught and when it happens the punishment is severe. The honor code is in place so it limits cheating and provides a fair environment for example Sledge shows that 48 percent of the 275 people surveyed that the honor code is enforced fairly and 65 percent of students say that it is brought up in class or it is on the syllabus. This is at the college level and and only 48 percent of people think it is enforced fairly so, let's think about the high school level where the 48 would be even lower. There is barely any penalty and it needs to have a hold over the classroom otherwise students are going to be fearless and start to cheat because it is all about the good grades in order to go get into the top college if it means cheating to get there people will do it and I personally have seen it. I have heard siri go off during exams and nothing happened and so, this is why there has to be some sort of fear within high school to prepare students to not waste thousands of dollars for something as simple as not cheating and understanding that it is terrifying to be in the position of…show more content…
However, within the public high school that I go to that is not the case and in fact there is only 2 academic honesty statements that I have signed. The only punishment is a zero on the assignment which is shocking because most of the time teachers do not catch it, and those habits carry on to higher education. That is why honor codes should be changed at my high school and why that honor codes in general are important for any type of
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