looking at the first assignment for one of my classes, and lowkey a lil excited for a business class that starts off the reading with this:

"As a professor of organization behavior I have long believed that I have an ethical responsibility to encourage students in my classes to cheat." (1/?)

"Does it strike you as odd, though, that virtually all educational institu-
tions in our culture, from kindergarten through college, define cheating as giving aid to others or receiving aid from them? More specifically, does it strike you as unusual that we define cheating as an act of helping or being helped by others?" (2/?)

" Does it seem in any way peculiar to you that an expression of altruism has become an avatar of behavior that is immoral, dishonorable, and sullied? Alternatively, does it not strike you as bizarre that, by defining cheating as the process of helping others, we implicitly are saying that not being helpful, that being narcissistic and selfish, is a prototypical expression of academic decency-and honor?" (3/3)

~Jerry B. Harvey

and he hosts his own sites with all the resources we need (majority of them free, and if they aren't can be found at the library) and im like tentatively extremely excited

@Lore im hoping! i think regardless, aside from my english classes i took, this might be one where i get a lot out of it 🙏🏾

@wenotfreeyet that's amazing, I never thought about it like that. thank you for sharing this! it's going to stay with me for a while.

@wenotfreeyet At least "intra-classroom cheating" (students working together and helping each other) is something I encourage.

@wenotfreeyet this is so validating omg

I test really well, so I used to help other students in class "cheat" on standardized testing

I understood it was against the rules, but all that meant was that I needed to develop a subtle gesture vocabulary with other kids at my table so that we wouldn't get caught

and now that I think about it this might be a major foundation of my personal ethics lol

if it's going to fuck up someone's academic life that they don't know something I know, why in the god damn hell would I not just TELL them? because the rules say I shouldn't? sounds like bad rules

I've often tried to challenge the convention in university that students resitting an exam have a capped maximum grade.
If you learn enough to merit a better grade second time round, surely that learning should be rewarded, rather than penalised because they had to sit the exam twice.

@wenotfreeyet ouch. That quote really hit me hard. Thank you for sharing it.

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