China jails teachers and parents for hi-tech exam cheating
Date Published: 04/03/2009
Tania Branigan, guardian.co.uk, April 3, 2009
Eight parents and teachers have been arrested on state secret charges for using hi-tech communication devices to help students cheat in college entrance exams. They used scanners and wireless earpieces to transmit answers to the pupils taking the tests. Due to concerns about cheating, the exam papers previously classified as “secret” was upgraded to “top secret.” But despite the heavy penalties, stories of cheating surface every year, ranging from leaked exams to fake candidates. The two day exam process determines the future of 10 million high school graduates each year and is a key to social mobility in China. – posted by Catherine Gao
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