Cheating hitting "epidemic" proportions, says prof

Up to 80 per cent of high school, 75 per cent of university students admit to cheating

According to the Canwest News Service, one educational policy professor says cheating among students is reaching “epidemic” proportions.

Speaking at the annual American Psychological Association conference last Saturday in Toronto, Eric Anderman, professor of educational policy and leadership at Ohio State University said the problem is widespread and growing. He said some studies show that up to 80 per cent of high-achieving high school students and 75 per cent of college students admit to cheating.

Previous studies by the American Psychological Association show cheating is relatively infrequent in elementary school, but increases as students become teens and progress through high school.