Sunday, October 15, 2006

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

The Josephson Institute of Ethics, a nonprofit organization that conducts training in business ethics and character education, released the results of a recent survey of 36,122 U.S. high school students:
  • 61% have cheated on an exam in the past year
  • 28% have stolen from a store
  • 23% have stolen from a parent or relative
  • 39% have lied to save money
And these are the future leaders of America? Scary, isn't it. If kids are cheating and lying in school, what's going to stop them from doing it in the workplace?

The survey also noted that fewer than 2% of cheaters are caught and only half of those are punished. So again, what will stop these kids from growing up and being adult cheaters and liars?


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