The methods students are using to cheat on exams has evolved from the days of writing answers on your wrists. Internet how-to videos, smart phones, and other elaborate electronics are just some of the ways cheating has changed.
With this epidemic of dishonesty on the rise, one must wonder, where do these students learn this cheating trait?
According to David Callahan, author of The Cheating Class, students pick up the desire to cheat from observing adults.
"They get that idea [to cheat] from watching the news, seeing what's going on on Wall Street, seeing what's going in Major League Baseball and sports," said Callahan, "In any sector of society where adults are in charge, there seems to be a lot of cheating."
Students are not the only individuals guilty of cheating, teachers have been caught changing tests results during after-school events called "cheating parties."
"[Teachers] would call them cheating parties, or erasure parties," said Atlanta Journal Constitution Investigative Reporter Alan Judd, "They apparently would get a pitcher of margaritas and a stack of papers and fix them."
Yet it's not just students and teachers that cheat. Some parents are willing to open their wallets to help their children make the grade.
With students, teachers, and parents all guilty of academic dishonesty a critical question must be asked: are we encouraging our children to strive for success at any price?
On Wednesday, December 5, the special documentary "Faking the Grade: Classroom Cheaters" premieres on CNBC at 9 p.m. ET.