A college admissions scandal involving several celebrities has cast an ugly spotlight on how entry into higher education can be gamed. Standardized tests like the ACT and SAT are a key point in the saga, and they now face renewed…
An independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency has uncovered systemic cheating by Russian track and field athletes in international sports, much of it at the behest of the Russian government. The report recommended a lifetime ban for five runners.
By PBS NewsHour
German automaker Volkswagen has revealed that as many as 11 million of its diesel-powered cars worldwide could be affected by software designed to dupe emissions tests. The software, which only switches on during emissions tests, leaves the cars emitting up…
By PBS NewsHour
China was shaken earlier this month by an elaborate cheating scam, involving high tech methods and more than 2,000 pharmacy students.
By Anna Christiansen
Students and teachers return to Atlanta classrooms for the start of a new school year Monday, but a major cheating scandal is still raising big questions. Learning Matters Television's John Tulenko reports.
Editor’s Note: Dan Ariely, a noted behavioral economist at Duke University and author of Predictably Irrational, is different from many of his economist colleagues. Ariely studies irrationality in economic behavior — despite the fact that economics is largely…
In the latest in economics correspondent Paul Solman's Making Sense series, behavioral economist Dan Ariely mulls decision-making mechanisms in finance and they ways in which many people rationalize their unethical actions.
By Business Desk
Question/Comment: At one point during your report on teaching job skills to at-risk urban youth, I noticed a wall behind a student displayed a list of qualities to embrace: be honest, be accountable, among others. It almost seems cruelly…
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