Is integrity an optional character trait? I don’t think so, but a lot of students at Clear Lake High School think it is. If it’s okay to cheat on a test, what else is it okay to cheat on?
Integrity is defined as “Adherence to a moral and ethical principles.” I assume these students know that cheating is wrong and will get them in trouble, but they chose to ignore that and cheat anyway. Up to two hundred students showed no integrity … showed to be absent of moral and ethical principles.
It’s not that some students cheated … it’s that a third of the students cheated. 33% of them showed no integrity. That’s what bothers me the most.
What are your thoughts on this. Is speeding okay as long as you don’t get caught? Are our kids watching the examples we show them? Think about it.