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In a disturbing survey of 5,275 high school athletes conducted in 2005 and 2006, recently released by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, students involved in athletics basically mocked the sports paradigm as a character-building savior of souls. In fact, high school athletes are more likely than their peers to enter an exam with a crib sheet. According to the survey, students involved in sports cheat in school at a higher rate than their nonathlete classmates by a margin of 65 percent to 60 percent. Suddenly, cheating is the new teenage sex: Everybody is doing it. ‘I think it has become part of the brain,’ said Michael Josephson, president of the nonprofit institute in Los Angeles. ‘Technically, athletes see cheating as wrong, but it’s also how we compete in every walk of life, in politics, business and sports.
– The New York Times, 4/8/07
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