Tuesday, May 1, 2012


There have been articles in the local paper lately about a fellow in a high school English honors class who was removed from the class for cheating.  What makes it interesting is that the boy’s father is suing the school district to return the boy to the class.  Yeah.

But that is not what I want to write about.  These news articles reminded me of a time some years ago when I was teaching an accounting class at a local college.  There were two fellows who sat in the front row, just to my left, who apparently knew one another, and they were both a couple of wise guys.

The final exam was similar in format to the mid-terms ... a series of accounting problems that I wrote myself.  Students were told that when they were done, they could turn in their papers and leave.  So as time proceeded, many students finished and left until there were just 3 or 4 students left, including these two gentlemen.  At that point I had to go out into the hall for something.  I was standing talking to someone when another student came out and said, “Those two guys are talking to one another.  I think they’re cheating.”  “That’s okay,” I said.  “I’ll take care of it.”

Actually, they took care of it themselves.  They had identical wrong answers.

Fun -

Thought you should know that the book,  "Understanding Women" is now out in paperback.


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