Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Nasty Addiction

Cheating and corruption.

Read here.   Excerpts, emphasis added:

 …an estimated 8,000 students from China were expelled from universities and colleges across the United States in 2013-4. The vast majority of these students—around 80 percent—were removed due to cheating or failing their classes.  
“American universities are addicted to Chinese students.” In the past, Chinese students in the United States tended to be graduate students living on tight budgets. Now, a large number of students come from China’s wealthiest and most powerful families…  
90 percent of Chinese applicants submit fake recommendations, 70 percent have other people write their essays, 50 percent have forged high school transcripts, and 10 percent list academic awards and other achievements they did not receive. As a result, many students arrive in the U.S. and find that their English isn’t good enough to follow lectures or write papers.  
For American universities, expelling Chinese students may someday be an overture to a bigger problem—them not coming at all. 

A problem?  We can only hope for more such “problems.”