Social Class Links 06/28/2012

  • Students at one of the most prestigious schools in New York engage in widespread cheating, and it’s defined as a “breach of integrity”, not evidence that they simply don’t value learning as is so often suggested of poor and working class kids.

    “Several students said that cheating was a symptom of a broader and more widespread problem with priorities at Stuyvesant, where competition for top rankings is intense and, some said, overshadows the substance of learning.

    “Unfortunately, it’s a strong part of the culture,” Brendan Toyoshima, 17, a junior, said, referring to cheating. He added that he wished “there was more of an emphasis on trying to learn.”

    tags: Social class

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