Monday, December 01, 2008

Survey Finds Growing Deceit Among Teens

The fascinating part is that the educators try and come up with excuses:

Survey of Students Suggests Americans Are Apathetic About Ethical Standards - washingtonpost.com
In the past year, 30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store and 64 percent have cheated on a test, according to a new, large-scale survey suggesting that Americans are apathetic about ethical standards.

Educators reacting to the findings questioned any suggestion that today's young people are less honest than previous generations, but several agreed that intensified pressures are prompting many students to cut corners.

"The competition is greater, the pressures on kids have increased dramatically," said Mel Riddle of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. "They have opportunities their predecessors didn't have [to cheat]. The temptation is greater."

2 comments:

thetentman said...

In response to the post on teen testing...
The teens watch television every day where a hedonistic lifestyle must include lying and cheating. This is how they can get what they deserve. Why should anyone be surprised. Even the news reports of much corruption in the U.S. and abroad. It is all good. The message is, do it all, have it all, you can have it all, you just have to lie and cheat. If you get caught your turn is over but the next guy is getting yours... for tomorrow we all die.

Ron Ballew said...

To be honest we shouldn't be surprised. The relativism of our culture along with a break down of what is right or wrong will continue this trend.