Here are five misconceptions about a serious and widespread problem in education today: cheating isn't a problem at my kid's school; kids cheat in the same ways today as they did in the past; only kids who struggle in school cheat; students who cheat don't know right from wrong; cheating is unpredictable. The Global Search for Education: What to Do About Cheating? by C. M. Rubin in Huffington Post Education
It was interesting to read that "Research shows that students cheat more when they believe that grades and performance are valued in their classrooms and less when they believe that learning, deep understanding and mastery are valued."
Also addressed as reason why kids cheat- the eternal problem of self-esteem, a lack of 'school spirit', and pressure to achieve and advance to college.