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Are there certain exceptions that would make it okay for a teacher to help a student cheat on a test?

"Last month a Philadelphia English teacher said it was self-esteem that prompted her to help her 11th-grade English class cheat on the state's standardized tests. Was this a good enough reason?"

Yes (5.8%)

No (94.2%)

Are there certain exceptions that would make it okay for a teacher to help a student cheat on a test?
  • RadioGirl87 By RadioGirl87
    on Aug 17, 2011  

    There's NEVER a good reason to help a child cheat on a test! Children need to learn to take responsibility for their education. I believe parents should make this a conscious effort from the very beginning to show their kids how important getting an education can be. Make learning fun, so kids will actually try. Everything in life has consequences... By helping a child cheat to pass a test, you're not teaching them anything (except for maybe that cheating is ok... and you see what kind of trouble that's brought on the world!).

  • HazelCCobb By HazelCCobb
    on Aug 17, 2011  

    While I believe there can be too much emphasis on standardized tests, there are never good reasons for any teacher to help students cheat.

  • HazelCCobb By HazelCCobb
    on Aug 17, 2011  

    PS - I would love to hear the comments of the people who feel there are exceptions. I'd be interested in hearing another side.

  • CandyCain00 By CandyCain00
    on Aug 18, 2011  

    I would like to hear the side that said yes!

  • legacy40 By legacy40
    on Aug 18, 2011  

    You are only setting that child up for many future failures if they are not allowed to depend on their own knowledge. It is better for them to fail a test and regroup, acquire study skills that will take them further; than one teacher helping them.

  • FreeDomFreebies By FreeDomFreebies
    on Aug 18, 2011  

    Yikes! NO! What a horrible idea to instill the idea of cheating in children. There is no exception to integrity and morality.

  • girl17 By girl17
    on Aug 18, 2011  

    I believe there are exceptions to rules but can't find where it would be ok to help a student cheat! I would also be interested in hearing from the side of yes-not to judge, just to get a different perspective!