[quote="MyPseudonym, post:1, topic:318995"]
Each week, we have an online quiz. The teacher said that using your textbook or looking up answers on the internet is considered cheating. She gives us an unlimited amount of tries on the quiz.
So, would it be cheating to simply guess and keep trying until you get a decent score? It doesn't sound like cheating, as I am not stealing anyone else's answers.
School has two purposes (in my view):
(1) To get good grades so that the more desirable superior opportunities that are open only to those with high grade point averages will be open to you later.
(2) To master skills and knowledge so that you can, when your education is over, you can earn enough money to support yourself and your family, and, if you wish it, to earn an abundance of money so that you can have luxuries and enhanced economic security.
Sometimes these 2 purposes coincide in a given activity assigned by a teacher. Sometimes they don't.
So, don't take your teachers as your guides. Be your own guide. Set your own goals and then do what will get you there. A few years from now you will never see these teachers again, and will never even think about most of them ever again. Likewise, they will have no memory of you, most likely.
Use school (and other opportunities) to get where you were you want to be. Be ethical. But don't be a follower of teachers and coaches. But your own Leader (under God).