Computer science students should learn to cheat, not be punished for it

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Computer Science students are constantly getting into trouble for lifting entire blocks of code from the Internet. Yesterday, the New York Times published a fascinating piece about academic dishonesty in the computer sience field, which it says is rampant. Here’s some eye-catching figures. At UC Berkley, 100 out of a cohort of 700 computer science students were discovered to have used code that wasn’t entirely their own. At Brown University, almost half of all academic honor code violations involve CompSci students. Elsewhere at Purdue University, two students were caught after they handed in projects that had 100 identical lines of……
Computer science students should learn to cheat, not be punished for it