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Commentary: Some essential reading for ethically compromised parents

I've taught my share of university students who never wanted for anything materially in this world. Most were inspiring - a delight to teach. But there was an obstinate minority of grade-grubbing scoundrels, ready to cut corners to get ahead.

Once, I observed a student peering over his neighbor's shoulders during a midterm exam. After the test, my suspicions were confirmed. Lookie-Loo offered the same wrong answers as his neighbor on seven consecutive difficult and idiosyncratic questions.

Soon after, I received an email from the classmate who'd unwillingly had his answers cribbed.

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