The Source - September 12, 2013
1:25 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

The Source: Cheating In Higher Ed | Net Neutrality In Court

In the first segment:

The Harvard Crimson released a survey last week showing 42 percent of incoming freshmen had cheated in high school, this coming just months after 60 students were caught plagiarizing on a take-home government exam.

These events at the storied college just highlighting what for many is an epidemic of cheating in our universities. Who is to blame? What can we do to change this?

James Lang, the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, argued in a recent Boston globe op-ed that the courses themselves were to blame.  His three-part series on how to address academic dishonesty ran in The Chronicle of Higher Education, his book "Cheating Lessons: Learning From Academic Dishonesty"

In the second segment:

"This made Ted Stevens' [former US Senator from Alaska] 'Series of Tubes' Rant Sound Like Wisdom." -Herold Feld on the three-judge panel in Verizon v FCC

Monday, the latest iteration of the battle for net neutrality occurred in a Washington D.C. court. The three-judge panel will decide whether or not internet service providers fall under the purview of the Federal Communications Commission and also whether they can  regulate the speed of specific types of content.

Harold Feld, the senior vice president of Public Knowledge, a nonprofit advocacy group for digital rights in Washington D.C., joins us to talk about online freedom.

Also joining us is Susan Crawford, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

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