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Old 01-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by coaching32yrs View Post

You don't care what I say, fair enough. You don't care what Landsdorp said in 2008 because it is "dated". Not fair. You don't care what a University president said about cheating by this generation, backed up by facts and statistics. Not fair. Here are Landsdorp's words for those of you who haven't seen them:
"So let me start by making a few comments about a topic no one ever talks about publicly: the enormous amount of cheating now going on in junior tennis. Maybe the most shocking thing is that it’s so prevalent in the younger divisions, the 14 and unders, and even the 12s.

I’m not talking about an occasional bad call here and there. I’m talking about a culture that almost sees cheating as part of the game, almost as a strategy to use at certain times to win matches. Somehow that is now ok."

I agree with Landsdorp. The culture goes beyond occasional bad line calls.
What Azarenka did against Stephens I would define as cheating. Others may not and believe it was within the rules.
The culture of cheating in this country today is abhorrent.
But, don't waste your time arguing with folks on this board.....
Most of them homeschool their kids and are not in a school setting.

When, I google culture, cheating, schools - it is across the country.

NY Times -

Not all of them — but pretty close. Varying surveys of both private and public high school students showed from 80 to 90 percent admitting to some form of cheating during the school year, from copying another student’s work to cheating on a test. Cheating has been the subject of many a worried headline, while cheating scandals have hit high schools from Stuyvesant in New York to Clear Lake in Houston.
Harvard Cheating Scandal Not Just A Sports Problem: President Drew Faust

The scandal at Harvard University in which authorities are investigating whether nearly half of a class of 279 students cheated on a take-home final exam raises a number of questions, including this: Does everybody cheat?
ATLANTA -- Teachers spent nights huddled in a back room, erasing wrong answers on students' test sheets and filling in the correct bubbles. At another school, struggling students were seated next to higher-performing classmates so they could copy answers.

Those and other confessions are contained in a new state report that reveals how far some Atlanta public schools went to raise test scores in the nation's largest-ever cheating scandal. Investigators concluded that nearly half the city's schools allowed the cheating to go unchecked for as long as a decade, beginning in 2001.
Education's cheating epidemic
Many kids today see dishonesty as a crucial part of any path to success.
Culture of cheating breeding in schools across U.S.

This is ten seconds of a google search..........

Then again, with readers here questioning Robert Landsdorp -
I am sure they would have a problem with the NY Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, etc......
Guess that is dated too....

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