BDS: Cheating on dental test is Bush’s fault?

Just when you thought you’d seen it all (emphasis added):

>Nearly half the students in the Indiana University School of Dentistry’s second-year class have been disciplined for their roles in a cheating scandal in which students broke into password-protected files to view exam material before tests.

The school’s Faculty Council voted Friday to dismiss nine of the students, suspend 16 for periods ranging from three to 24 months and issue letters of reprimand to 21 students for violating the school’s professional conduct code. The class has 95 students.

Cheating students took advantage of e-mails that professors sent a few days before tests, administrators said. Those messages contained password-protected images, such as X-rays, that were part of the exams.


Academic integrity experts say dental students, who spend four years in school, are no different from others when it comes to honesty.

“I see this as being a widespread problem, not just in dentistry,” said Dr. Anne Koerber, an associate professor of dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago who has written about the ethics of dental education.

“When you have persons in high places who clearly lie about what’s happening with weapons of mass destruction, or CEOs who lie about where the money is going, I think the general public gets the idea that anything that makes money is what’s right.”

You mean like prominent global warming alarmists (and others) who profit (prophet?) off of screaming that the world will end soon unless people ‘do something about it!!!!’? Or a Democratic presidential candidate who made a mysterious $100K profit (a near 10,000% investment in ten months) on cattle futures?

Clearly, Dr. Koerber believes that the people we place in leadership positions in our society greatly influence the younger generation. With that in mind, I wonder how she views Bill and Hillary Clinton from a historical, influential perspective?

Not too hard to guess on that one, eh?

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