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Should I report cheating to my teacher even if I don't reveal any names?

This semester, my class has a new theology teacher. She's extremely kind and gentle, but she is also, unfortunately, quite naive. All of our exams are online, so the vast majority of her students hide their phones behind their computers to cheat and/or take pictures of the test, a task requiring minimal effort or discretion. Afterwards, students from her morning periods give the answers for her tests to students in her later periods. This means that students in her later periods tend to perform significantly better on tests than those in her earlier periods. I know for a fact that she has noticed this, yet she hasn't identified why or how it's happening. I feel bad for her because I know she already struggles with disciplining her students, most of whom enjoy taking advantage of her humility and making jokes about her during class. I know this because I arrive at her classroom a few minutes early every day and she has expressed these feelings to me verbally. For this reason, I'm certain I could get her alone for a few minutes to tell her about what has been going on in her classes (something I believe she's entirely unaware of) without exposing myself or revealing the names of any particular students. I know no other student would dare report this, probably because he/she him/herself would suffer academically. I'm in a position in which I have a good relationship with my teacher, and I feel she deserves to know. Still, I'm unsure of which course of action to take. 

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Should I report cheating to my teacher even if I don't reveal any names?

Hello H:

If you're gonna snitch, then snitch.. But, if you're gonna HALF snitch, you're gonna be in more trouble than the cheaters.

excon

Side: Yes
Mingiwuwu(1469) Disputed
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Side: Probably not
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Snitches get Stitches !!!!!!! So if you want to be a snitch well you get the punishment you asked for !!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Yes
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If you want her to know, tell her names.

If you know many people in the class and are more popular than not, make sure you snitch on one person who is your friend so that people can't work out it was you from who wasn't reported. This is also very important because the friend will ensure that they don't all turn on others and put names like yours into the list of who was involved. The friend will be being betrayed by you, do not make it a very close one. You also will have more people jealous of you than if you were unpopular so it's very important to have one person accused, say 'no it wasn't him/her'.

If you do not know many people and are more lonely than popular, do not snitch on a friend; you will be framed anyway and your friends matter more to you than your rep does if you're not popular.

Make sure you do not snitch on someone who is the son of the principal or something, they will find out it was you and fuck you up in a way you never see coming. I repeat, do NOT fuck with anyone who is related to the staff, even a dinner-lady has ties in the place. Let others snitch on them for you as things unfold.

Side: Yes
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If you know many people in the class and are more popular than not, make sure you snitch on one person who is your friend so that people can't work out it was you from who wasn't reported.

This is goddamned terrible advice. Risk a friendship as well as a reputation as a snitch? For the sake of what? A pat on the head? That's what you'll get. The reality will be that even the teacher will hate you for bringing down her grade average.

Side: Probably not
Mingiwuwu(1469) Clarified
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Side: Yes
Mingiwuwu(1469) Clarified
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Side: Yes
Mingiwuwu(1469) Clarified
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Side: Yes
Cocopops(343) Disputed
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So you fucking low life piece of irresponsible filth, you condone cheating.

By identifying your position you have confirmed that you never held a position of responsibility nor ran your own business.

Cheaters, thieves and fraudsters as represented, and endorsed by you can spell the death knell for any business from Lehman Brothers to the corner sweetie shop.

You, you dirty piece of festering shit, are aiding and abetting these cheating students to become tomorrow's criminals.

Man, man oh man.

YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS CHEATERS IS THE STANDARD MIND SET OF THE LEFT WING CRIMINAL ROGUES.

Side: Yes

Not worth it. If it was something like science or maths then maybe, but theology? Who even cares about that?

If anybody ever finds out your life will be very difficult, so why take the risk?

You also have to remember that she gets judged by how well her students do, so she may already know what is happening. Even if she doesn't then it still makes her look like a poor teacher if grades start dropping.

Side: Probably not
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You also have to remember that she gets judged by how well her students do, so she may already know what is happening. Even if she doesn't then it still makes her look like a poor teacher if grades start dropping.

That liberal education system sure is brilliant, eh Nom?

Side: Yes
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That liberal education system sure is brilliant, eh Nom?

And what is the plan in your fascist Utopia, Herr Bronto? Gas the children when they make spelling mistakes?

Side: Probably not
highschooler(12) Disputed
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First of all, there is absolutely no way she knows about what is happening.

Not worth it. If it was something like science or maths then maybe, but theology? Who even cares about that?

Second of all, in my head I thought it was implied by the fact that I took the time to create this debate that I care about theology. That's sometimes the case for students who attend Catholic high schools and have to take theology as a daily class, just like any other class on their schedules. Moreover, my theology class is actually more challenging than my science and maths courses. And to add to that, cheating is also extremely prevalent in these classes, but I chose to only mention my theology class because I have a closer relationship with my theology teacher, who is new to the school and has made it clear that it has not been easy for her to adapt to this new environment and therefore has little to no experience whatsoever identifying students who cheat.

If anybody ever finds out your life will be very difficult, so why take the risk?

While it is true that I'd be taking a risk by reporting this cheating, I feel like it's something I should do. Why? Well, since I transferred to the school I currently attend last semester, I have struggled to familiarize myself with the environment and my fellow classmates, so I find it extremely unfair that I have actually had to study to obtain good grades while many other students cheat their way to good grades. I've noticed it is a HUGE problem at my school that I believe should be addressed, yet no one, not even the administration, seems to be fully aware of it or even slightly interested in solving it.

Side: Yes
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Second of all, in my head I thought it was implied by the fact that I took the time to create this debate that I care about theology

Well nobody else does, so if you want a reputation as a snitch for something nobody except you cares about then be my guest.

That's sometimes the case for students who attend Catholic high schools and have to take theology as a daily class, just like any other class on their schedules.

Catholic school is fucking stupid. It's a concept which attempts to confuse education with indoctrination.

have a closer relationship with my theology teacher, who is new to the school and has made it clear that it has not been easy for her to adapt to this new environment and therefore has little to no experience whatsoever identifying students who cheat.

Bullshit. You are telling me your teacher is unaware of the existence of smartphones and the internet? Your story stinks.

While it is true that I'd be taking a risk by reporting this cheating, I feel like it's something I should do. Why?

I didn't ask you why. Plus, if you feel that way, then it seems stupid to create a debate about something you've clearly already decided you are going to do.

I find it extremely unfair that I have actually had to study to obtain good grades while many other students cheat their way to good grades

Explain who taught you that life is fair.

I've noticed it is a HUGE problem at my school that I believe should be addressed, yet no one, not even the administration, seems to be fully aware of it or even slightly interested in solving it.

Then take the fucking hint.

Side: Probably not
excon(14404) Clarified
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While it is true that I'd be taking a risk by reporting this cheating, I feel like it's something I should do.

Hello again, youngster:

I got it.. Things aren't fair.. You think snitching will MAKE it fair. It won't.. Cheating is everywhere.. Did you read about the wealthy families who cheated to get their kids into college?? Did you read about Jussie Smollet who got OFF because he has money???

Dude.. You can't fix the world.. Do the best you can.. Live an honorable life.. Fuck the cheaters.. They'll fall by the wayside anyway.. You can't cheat your way through life.

excon

Side: Yes