Eroding academic integrity

Eroding academic integrity.

Greg Ritter : 'In Kansas, a teacher has resigned over a plagiarism dispute. She discovered nearly 20% of her students had plagiarized their projects from the Internet…so she failed them. But the school board overrode her (and her principal and the district superintendent) and ordered her to give the students partial credit and reduce weight of the project in the overall final grade. So she quit.'

I agree with Greg's subsequent analysis that emphasizes the need for teachers to really explain the 'ins and outs' of plagiarism. This is going to be one of my major tasks with my 10 year old students' project weblogs 😉 [WeblogsInEducation News]

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