The pressure on high school students to achieve great things in order to get into a top college is immense, and scoring high in advanced placement classes is almost mandatory. But with high-pressure academics comes high standards. So when four students in an honors English class at in Redwood City copied and shared homework, the consequences swift and serious.
As reported last week in the San Jose Mercury News the four students accused of cheating were transferred to a lower level class, which prompted the father of one of the boys, Jack Berghouse, to file a lawsuit against the saying his son's rights were violated.
The lawsuit has outraged many who say it students should face the consequences of their actions. Others support Berghouse's suit because they feel his son's future will be harmed by possibly not getting admitted to an Ivy League school.
What has ensued has been an outpouring of opinion on the topic of the real lesson being taught here--what's more important, learning to do the right thing, or doing everything necessary to get into the best college?
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