Why students cheat on tests.

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Although there are a lot of just and honest students in colleges right now others don't care about their education. Students continually try to cheat their way trough graduation. But the dilemma comes when they find out that the consequences are more significant that the grade they received.

Nowadays there are a lot of uninvolved parents, most of them don't sit with their child to help them with their homework or talk to them about the importance of school from an early age. All they care about is bringing money and food to the household; because of this children are being raised without morals and since this is the fist education they receive and is one that will impact them for the rest of their life, kids don't learn that a letter is just a letter and that the important aspect of school is what you get out of the discussions, homework, and exams.

The media doesn't help in any way, constantly coming out with movies like "Slackers" or "The Perfect Score" where a group of teenagers decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center, so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores. The main focus of these kinds of movies are people ranging from 9 to 20 years of age and most of these films are rated pg13 so many kids can go in by themselves and get these images of how cool it is to cheat and how easy it is to get away with it. So having this view present in their heads they grow with a sense that there is nothing wrong with cheating as long as you are a reasonably a good person , and a law-abiding good...