Re: “Culture of ‘fear’ fueled cheating in public schools” (TNT, 7-17).
I was quite dismayed by the report of teachers in Atlanta, Ga., attempting to raise test scores by changing answers on students’ tests; and in another case, seating “struggling students near higher performing classmates so they could copy answers.”
But perhaps I should not have been surprised. These teachers were trained in institutions where they were indoctrinated with post-modern relativism: There are no absolutes, hence no absolute moral standards – a way of thinking they were expected to pass on to their own students.
It pains me to realize that the question that must be asked is this: Can we expect anything different?