The honor code is a system that many schools use to establish trust with teachers and students by having students report each other for cheating, plagiarizing, stealing, and getting consequences for violating those codes. I personally like the honor code but I believe it can be a little revised for the best. The part I think is too excessive is the students control each other. It may work in some schools but it could easily be corrupted.
They know if they cheat in someway, and if they get caught, they know they will be in trouble and faced with a consequences. It all depends on how students take their education seriously. In source F, New Honor Codes for a New Generation by Donald McCabe and Gary Pavela, an excerpt from an opinion piece. This excerpt agrees with the importance of having honor codes in education.
The accountability of the scores is meant to encourage teachers to adopt better and more effective methods of teaching, as well as to urge students to work harder. However the effects are more detrimental. Because of testing, students are more likely to be frustrated and discouraged at having to move so fast to cover all the ground needed. If a student is having a bad day or just is not a good test taker, all anyone can say is “tough luck.” The teachers will only focus on the select subjects tested on, and then only the select aspects they believe will be covered in the testing.
After I have read the story The Crucible I still chose the agree on opinion because I know that we have to do the right thing no matter what. Equally important, some students are trying to cheat in the test to get the high score or getting the “A+” in their grade. They think to cheat other people word instead of their word to get the high grade is the right thing to do. Since they do not want them, parents, to know that their get the low grade in the class. Again, they are knowingly this the wrong thing to do.
On the other hand, students will want to cheat if everyone is doing it. Honor codes that are reinforced by peers will still cheat because the tolerance isn’t as high if the administrators of the schools reinforced them. Most honor codes have many different levels of consequences; it all depends how much it’s going to weigh on the cheaters if it’s possible for them to do so. Within many schools, there are “some sort academic dishonesty culture, thus causing more to encourage others to cheat”, (Source C). It’s so easy for them to cheat and get away with it because everyone is doing it that there’s really no need for a honor code to be put in place at
Is Homework A Hoax? Most people would agree that telling someone to complete a task that could potentially damage his/her physical and mental health is completely absurd. Likewise, many people should agree the cons of homework outweigh the pros because of the problems it causes for students, including possible damage to their health. Students’ lives are consumed by constant stress from school and homework is the main contributor.
Should teachers be quitting due to the stress of testing? No, because they don't really go through as much stress as the students do when they are testing and the teachers should also be able to handle these things and not just quit because they think it is too complicated(Occupytheory). Does it affect the way teachers teach their classes? Standardized tests do affect the way teachers teach because they can only teach certain things and not what they think that the students might need. Do to standardized testing the teachers have to teach what is on their guide to teach the students.
An honor code can be so effective that “many schools with academic honor codes allow students to take their exams without proctors present, relying on peer monitoring to control cheating” (Source F). Despite this system, there is research that “indicates that the significantly lower levels cheating” (Source F) at schools with honor codes. This is possible because there is a peer culture that denounces cheating, making kids embarrassed to commit academic dishonesty. Such a peer culture was formed by educating the students about the value of academic dishonesty.
Often, a student is not given a chance to correct their grade or make up missing work. When grades are low, it is most likely because of a small error, work that isn’t turned in, or they forgot to answer a question. Adjusting retakes for all major grades would help lift grades and increase graduation rates in schools across America by a small amount.
Standardized Testing hurts children who think in different ways. This is quoted by Valerie Strauss, who makes a great point by saying children can only learn by the way it 's taught and it cannot be learned from other sources. Standardized Testing limits what children can learn and how they learn. Schools also spend an extraordinary amount on testing that could be going to better education and more funding to arts and extracurricular activities. Although, some say standardized testing is beneficial to the way students learn, statistics show that this is simply not true, standardized testing adds unnecessary stress on students, suppresses their creativity, and limits the creativity of teachers.
Cheating is nothing new to society. It has been seen over the years in schools and in life. Today, however, the cheating epidemic is out of control. In an essay written by Richard Perez-penasept, he shows us the facts of how cheating is out of control, and how a new set of rules on how to deal with cheating might be necessary. New competitive mindsets, easier access to online sources, and lack of integrity are reasons why schools should have more strict penalties against cheaters.
Since a young age, teachers, even our parents, told us that cheating is a very bad thing to do. “You are not only hurting others, you are hurting yourself”, they say. As children gradually ascend from middle school to high school, they are logically more mature and understand consequences better than a third grader. However, out of my own personal experience, cheating became a huge issue as I entered high school. I caught classmates glancing over my shoulders during quizzes, passing little notes, making gestures at me to give them an answer.
The New York Times article, Stuyvesant Students Describe the How and the Why of Cheating, written by Vivian Yee, primarily focuses on the reasons why students choose to cheat. These answers all come from alumni of Stuyvesant High School. They each give a unique perspective on the issue of cheating, as well as giving their own moral justification for cheating on a test. Three main reasons why students are found to cheat, as seen through interviews conducted by the author herself are, the lack of respect for material being taught, and cheating due to a harsh competitive environment. In order to refute these rationalizations behind cheating the methods of cheating will be taken into consideration.