It is estimated that at least 70 per cent of university students cheated at some point during their high school years. Many continue to do it (and few get caught) once they move on to post-secondary education. And research shows those who cheat in school go on to cheat in life. Those cheaters are everywhere, because ours is a culture where honesty has been de-valued and a win-at-any-costs strategy is encouraged.
Doc Zone's one-hour documentary, Faking the Grade, takes a comprehensive look at the causes and the extent of academic dishonesty while offering commentary on 'boomer' culture, 'helicopter' parenting, and a generation of children that is leaving the nest late and delaying making decisions about their lives. Read more about Faking the Grade here.
You can watch it online or on CBC News Network on Saturday, November 17 at 11 p.m.