Are millennials programmed to cheat?

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  • Vintage ME Kaysville, UT
    April 7, 2017 5:10 p.m.

    After almost 40 years in a high technology career I can state unequivocally that my most valuable skill is the ability to write. I design, write software, research technology, evaluate vendor's products and communicate verbally. But when it's all said and done what I write matters most.
    In their well intended efforts to have "no child left behind " school administrators and government officials have seriously degraded our educational system. It seems odd to me that there is a broad range of abilities in our kids and this misguided policy harms our best and brightest. That coupled with a growing permissive and over entitlement culture communicates to them that doing their best isn't valued.
    Our population of graduate level students is disproportionately made up of foreign students who have no such misconceptions and they are kicking our kids butts academically. They are not smarter they are more motivated and graduate schools seem to prefer them and industry is recruiting them at unprecedented levels. Not all of them share our ideologies.