Yeah, what HE said yonder...
Perusing the 'Net the other (very early) morning, I came across this headline on Yahoo News: In US, Some Students Buy -- Not Try -- To Excel At School by Karin Zeitvogel.
In summary, the article notes how some US students seek shortcuts to homework. By going online and buying it, pre-done.
Joshingly, sarcastically, seriously....WTF???
But by gawd, the article has links to sites where students, for a modest fee, and actually buy pre-prepared homework.
What a CONnnntree (see what I just did there?)!
For example, one can go to acceptedpapers.com
, where students can have term papers written for them when "unable to be creative for an essay". And there is perfecttermpapers.com
that advertises "non-plagiarized research papers and term papers, written by qualified American writers".
You hearing this, Veep Joey B?
And there are many, many more, apparently: according to the article, by merely googling "buy term paper", one comes across practically unlimited resources for avoiding doing the work oneself, and letting someone else do ones' learning for them. Perhaps this is some of our stimulus money at work, creating jobs for "qualified American writers"?
Put the nose to the grindstone? Do research? Spend an afternoon or evening at the library? Psssshaw! At the cost of a pitcher or two of beer -- they just need to hit their friends up to recoup the cost -- a student can now grease through his essays and term papers, and move onto higher ed with ease, knowing absolutely...how to be lazy, dishonest, unethical, and expedient. All qualities in great demand today in some lower-than-snakespit corners.
I knew the Congress, by doing all of the above, and voting on unread bills, was teaching the youth of today something.
I know, I know...some folks will argue, this is the real world. Get over it.
I kinda question if this is the kind of real world that our Founding Fathers envisioned, and generations of American men and women fought and died to defend and hand down to their kin.
Though, perhaps another way to look at this is that this is an entremanurial opportunity I'm making fun of? In a down economy, maybe I should become one of these "qualified American writers", eh?
Sure..if I allow myself to become as ethically challenged as Bela Pelosi.
I think not.