New College Cheating: Why Not Buy One’s College Degree Instead?

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

A great read by George Leef at the William Pope Center on how lazy college students are trying to cheat to get a college degree:

A host of websites now lure in students who are too lazy or incompetent to do their own work, promising good grades for their customers, and not just for a single assignment, but for an entire course.

For example, there is The site promises to “help” struggling students, stating: “I am sure you are here because you are wondering how will I have time to take my online class? It may be that one class such as statistics or accounting. We know some people have trouble with numbers. We get that. We are here to help. We offer an affordable solution, which includes having a tutor take your class for you.”

That is a “solution” provided that the student a) has no desire to learn anything about the subject and b) prefers running the risk of getting caught and perhaps expelled to devoting the time and effort needed to learn the material. The depressing truth is that there are many such students today.