http://s.troveread.com/perpos/0.2.11/5/widgets/rrwv1/img/logo.pngBy Valerie Strauss. Elaine J. Power, a biology and biotechnology teacher at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, Md., took strong issue with a post by Penelope Trunk that said schools should loosen up about cheating and encourage students to network to find answers. You can read the original post here, and following is Power’s response:
By Elaine J. Power. Penelope Trunk says that “what schools call cheating is what people in the work world call effective workplace behavior.” She’s wrong. What schools call cheating is more akin to the workplace behavior in which somebody gets a promotion by taking credit for someone else’s work. When the boss condones that kind of behavior, you get a lot of disgruntled, back-stabbing employees, and a dysfunctional workplace. If schools condone cheating, it’s not collaboration that students learn. Read more...