Friday, July 18, 2008

On Cheating!


Now; if they can do it in sport (and it's taken them long enough), why can't we do it in education?


  1. Be careful what you wish for. I do not condone what Chambers did, but we all are at risk from suddenly finding ourselves on the wrong side of the law or breaking some rule without any real bad intent. When you are in that situation, as you almost certainly will be one day, you will hope not to get caught or at least to have a second chance. I think we all deserve a second chance. Mistakes happen too easily for there to be black and white absolute rules for everything and no-one should be permanently disadvantaged for a single poor decision. To err is human. To forgive is divine.

  2. On the other hand, if you know something is illegal and you know the consequences of what you're about to do and choose to do it anyway, do you really deserve another chance?
    It also depends on the "crime" don't you think, e.g. speeding or murder? He knew what could happen.
    If I had worked my socks off to get better and better at running and he had taken drugs and beaten me I would NOT be amused. I also think it's not good for younger athletes to see that if you cheat it doesn't matter you'll still get to have another go.