Nov 30, 4:27 PM EST
Students lie, cheat, steal, but say they’re good
By DAVID CRARY
AP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – 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 too apathetic about ethical standards.
Other findings from the survey:
-Cheating in school is rampant and getting worse. Sixty-four percent of students cheated on a test in the past year and 38 percent did so two or more times, up from 60 percent and 35 percent in a 2006 survey.
-Thirty-six percent said they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment, up from 33 percent in 2004.
-Forty-two percent said they sometimes lie to save money - 49 percent of the boys and 36 percent of the girls.
Despite such responses, 93 percent of the students said they were satisfied with their personal ethics and character, and 77 percent affirmed that “when it comes to doing what is right, I am better than most people I know.”
and we wonder what’s wrong with the youth of America…