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Kid cheats; Father sues school district

A high school sophomore supposedly cheated on homework. He was kicked out of his honors English class, and his father doesn’t deny the cheating occurred. But that’s not where it ends; that’s where it starts, says Isa-Lee Wolf for Yahoo! News. Jack Berghouse is suing California’s Sequoia Union High School District in response to his son’s demotion to regular English. As the Palo Alto Daily News reports, honors class members kept journals and four students apparently shared entries, copying them from one another despite an academic honesty pledge they signed informing them cheating was grounds for removal from the class. The mother of the student in question also signed the pledge. Berghouse claims his son’s removal violates due process and the punishment is too severe. He also asserts the school is in violation of its own plagiarism policy, which provides for dismissal after the second offense…

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