Is Prison the Best Way to Deter Student Cheating?
It is safe to say that as long as testing has been around, so has cheating. It has become part of education. Cheating is not restricted to American schools, with our overemphasis on testing. In many parts of the world, standardized exams is more high stakes as test scores essentially determines your life options. In an effort to combat and deter cheaters, students taking the Gaoko, a high stakes college entrance exam in China, could face prison time
if caught cheating. This is now the law for the more than nine million students who took the test this year. Students who are caught cheating face up to seven years in prison.