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Cheating Scandal

Cheating Scandal

As a parent at North Shore Hebrew Academy, I am disgusted by the cheating scandal but I am more appalled by the tepid and vacillating response of the education administration (“Day School World Gauging Fallout From SAT Scandal,” Dec. 2).

Where is the communication to the parents on cheating? Where are the e-mails condemning the action and promising swift and decisive judgment?

Where is the admission of a problem? Where is the honor code for student performance? Where is the assurance that this will not happen again?

Students will always be in competitive environments looking for every angle to squeeze into better opportunities, but we trust the school administration to enforce the moral code that is part of our Jewish tradition.

We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to firearms, drugs, and bullying because of the danger they pose in schools. Cheating on these exams and the poor response of the administration pose a far more insidious danger to our Jewish youth. The administration should be working with parents to make sure that the education the school is providing and the grades they issue reflect the character and work of the students who earn them.


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