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Ms. Kennedy, on cheating
Jennifer Released Sep 19, 2014

"One of the drawbacks about being a teacher is first, I have a lot of students and I don't get to know them all. But I do, I think, establish a repoire. And I guess I kind of expect them to be honorable with me and I try to be as honest as humanly possible with them. And I get very, very upset - it's like a slap in the face - when I've found out that they've cheated. 


And last year I did find out and it was so stupidly obvious because it was a test where they all copied the exact same wrong spelled word.


And there must have been 40 of them.


I was pretty angry.


I do so many things to make it impossible now. They can't have their phones - their phones must be in their, you know, backpacks. I make six different versions of the test, so they can't tell by the person next to them. It's so much effort. And then if it does happen, first it upsets me and I'm going, 'How the hell did they do it?' And second-, another time it's been my aides who have helped them, 'Really?' I mean, I work with my aides and they're actually, they're so peer pressured that once somebody says, 'You've got to give me the answer', they can't not.


I just expect for people to know that cheating, it's so wrong." 

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