Letters to the Editor


Am I the only person who thinks this lawsuit [against ESA] is absolutely ridiculous? ("Class Action," Feb. 16.) To the parents: Your child admitted to cheating and should pay the consequences set forth by the school. Just because you have money does not mean that you are exempt from these consequences. What does the Glod family expect to teach their daughter with this frivolous lawsuit?

My favorite part of the lawsuit states "... all of the responsibility fell upon the students to avoid the temptations which were literally placed in their hands." Are we expected to believe that 17- and 18-year-old students do not know that cheating on an examination is wrong? She cheated, she got caught, she admitted to it, and now mommy and daddy want to blame the teacher for a decision their child consciously made.

If her collegiate aspirations and professional career were affected at all it is her own fault, not the school's. Instead of teaching your child that money can buy her a grade she didn't earn, you should try teaching her that we are responsible for the decisions that we make. She decided to cheat instead of prepare for a test and now must face the consequences. We all want what is best for our children, which includes admittance to a top-notch university; however, if she feels she has to cheat to accomplish this, maybe she does not belong there.

I end with one question: do you think that anyone ever caught cheating should have their transcripts changed or does that just apply to your daughter?