University expels cheater scan
“We feel that Turnitin.com is a back-end approach. We need to promote academic integrity, we need to teach students what is plagiarism, what you should do, what you shouldn’t do and have more personalized ways of checking for plagiarism.”
This is such a cop-out and as far as I’m concerned, it’s a mockery to those students who actually do complete their own term papers to have the student body ban together and say, “We don’t think it’s fair that you’ve got an effective system to check and see if we’re plagiarizing stuff off the Internet! Blah blah blah, human rights, blah blah blah, where’s my Mommy?” We desensitize our youth to everything else in schools that they’re mindless, insecure guppies once they enter the work place, and now they’re complaining that it’s too easy for them to get caught when cheating?! What’s next – McDonald’s has to get rid of the time clock because it sets forth an unfair bias that its employees aren’t just going to show up on time for shifts on their own?
I made up my mind on plagiarism a long time ago because here in the real world, the consequences can really ruin somebody’s life when the shit hits the fan. But yeah, let’s just let them skim over the valuable lesson of why cheating is bad during the school year, too. With the state of affairs today, sometimes I wonder why we even bother with school anymore…