At Cherry Hill High School East – where news got out last week that five students may have paid a hacker to doctor their computerized grade transcripts – classmates say the burden to excel at a fast-track school may have led to the cheating scandal.
According to a new study, that’s a reasonable theory.
More than 40 percent of teens feel intense pressure to succeed academically at any cost, according to a national teen ethics poll released last week by Junior Achievement and Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, a financial advisory firm. And 22 percent of the 787 students surveyed said they had cheated on a test in the last year.
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