Saturday, October 11, 2008
Wake up and smell the cheaters!
I was listening to Good Morning America on my way to work and they did a piece on high school students cheating on tests. GMA shared that on youtube students can go on and learn how to cheat from other students. There are even videos and downloads to help. They actually spoke to a student who operates one of these sites. They asked if she thought it was wrong to teach students to cheat and her response was "I don't tell them to cheat that's their decision." Typical answer. So of course my first thought was where are this child's and I repeat "child's" parents. Where are they when she is giving a course on cheating. It's ironic the student is "teaching" the students how to cheat the student has become the teacher. In the time it takes to learn how to cheat a student could of just studied. But that's a topic for another time. So where are the parents? You ask why do the parents get the blame for everything? Because it's our fault, that's why. Let's talk here. When the parent calls out from work, changes their voice to sound sick, lies to their boss, what do you think the child is thinking. You can think about that for a moment yourself. When the parent cheats on income tax, finds a wallet and keeps the money, lies to their friends, "can't make it today not feeling well" or phone rings, "tell them I not here". Should I continue or do you get the point? What lessons are we teaching our children? Children do what they see? Do you get this? If you do it they will do it? So, we now have all this concern about students cheating. GMA said and I quote, "75% of all high school students are cheating." 75% is outrageous! Out of 100 students only 25 of them are not cheating. If you are a parent reading this and you have lied in front of your children. Right now today go apologize, tell them you were wrong, tell them it is wrong to lie. Tell them you had an awakening and want to change your ways. It's never to late, never, to begin to do things differently. Parents, be honest and ask yourself if you're raising a chump or a champ? If the answer is chump then do something about it. Today! Ciao (chow)
Posted by Linda at 9:43 AM