Sky High School Soccer v Geometry Exam: Another Cheating Scandal?
Rumors of Sky High School soccer players cheating on the final exam for math teacher Delano F. Franklin’s geometry class have recently arisen, sparked by the class’s surprisingly high scores and accounts of soccer players acting suspiciously in the unattended office.
A handful of Superhero Mathletes came forward to report spotting two soccer players sneaking into the math office the day prior to the geometry exam.
“They walked in, came out with a sheet of paper, walked towards the direction of the library, and then came back pretty quickly with multiple sheets of paper in their hands,” Sky High School mathlete Aidan P. Ryan said.
Ryan said he suspects players took an answer key out of Mr. Franklin’s office and made copies, though he has no definitive proof of what was on the sheets of paper.
Principal Shera L. Avi-Yonah said that the school “must be able to prove these allegations are true beyond a reasonable doubt before we are able to discuss possible punishments.”
Avi-Yonah said the school will be transparent in regards to the situation, but members of the Parent Teacher Association have expressed frustration lack of disciplinary action taken thus far
Following a previous cheating scandal involving the men’s soccer team, school administrators took what some parents and students described as minimal action — suspension from a single game. Some theorized that it was due to Sky High School’s heavy funding reliance on alumni donations and sponsorships their decorated soccer team draws in.
“The administration needs to show that honesty is valued over profit, that all kids at this school will be treated fairly.” said Simone D. Chu, a Sky High School parent.
Classmates of the alleged cheaters report facing ramifications from the supposed cheating because the soccer players’ high grades led to Mr. Franklin’s decision to refrain from curving the exam. Students who claim to have prepared sufficiently for the test report receiving lower grades than expected due to the absence of a curve.
“It’s just annoying because those guys clearly cheated on a test that I studied really hard for,” geometry student Claire C. Parker said.