Philosophy Cheating Argument

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Pretend you are a teacher. A student comes to you in confidence and admits that he has cheated on his SAT's. He got the answers from one his friends who has sold the answers to other students.  You understand that this student lives in poverty and can not afford the expensive classes other wealthier students take to achieve high marks on the SAT. The student says that it isn't fair that certain students have an advantage over him.  Among the schools that have accepted this student are Harvard and and Yale, schools which produce many of our country's leaders.  As a teacher, what is your responsibility at this point? What is your responsibility to the student, to the school, to the community, and to the world? Try and address each of the responsibilities in your argument.  - Well obviously if this student got accepted to Harvard and Yale, he must be very brilliant. The fact that he came to the teacher in seek of advice, he probably has a guilty conscious. As for him being poor, I would tell him that life isn’t fair, and that it is just one of the many obstacles in his path to success. According to Cari Shane Parven of the Huffington post, her article on cheating on the SAT; about 1% of people cheat on the SAT. Ray Nicosia, Executive Director for the Office of Testing Integrity at ETS, says “It's not our job to prove cheating. We don't get into banning 16 year olds from taking the SAT for years for copying on a test. We are just concerned with that one score, that's our process”. Based on that, I would tell the student that he has a slight chance of cheating and getting away with it. I would also tell the student that if he can live with the fact that he cheated on his SAT in his conscious, then so be it. But, if he takes this road that he will only end up failing. If he can’t even get a high enough score by himself then he shouldn’t even think of attending Harvard or Yale. As for those other kids that cheated, I wouldn’t bother helping them unless...
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