Survey: 64% of teens admit cheating on a test

12/1/2008 | Washington Post, The

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. high-school students say they've cheated on at least one test in the past year, and nearly a third admit shoplifting, but 93% said they feel good about their own ethical decisions, according to a Josephson Institute survey of nearly 30,000 teens. "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."

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