Moral Lapses At the Gemological Institute of America Symposium last summer, I listened intently to Rushworth Kidder talk about ethics and their relevance. During his speech, Kidder presented some startling statistics. The first was a survey of high school students on the subject of cheating. Eighty percent of the students indicated that they had cheated during examinations. Ninety-four percent of the cheaters weren’t caught. Of the 6% who were caught, the vast majority weren’t punished. Kidder also cited a survey of graduate students at Rutgers University. Fifty-seven percent of students in the school of education admitted to cheating; so did 63% of students in the law school and 68% in the medical school. Topping the list were the business school students, with 76% admitting they cheated. Contrast this survey with one describing the expectations of the American public. When as

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