An article in today's New York Times reports that at least 12 educators were involved in helping students cheat on their science laboratory reports. The chancellor's office, says the Times, called the actions "unacceptable" and was trying to determine appropriate disciplinary measures. Has Chancellor Klein never heard the words "you're fired"? My guess is that absolutely nothing will happen to these educators; they'll be back in the classrooms and administrative offices with hardly a slapped wrist. It makes you wonder if teaching ethics in public speaking and other communication courses isn't coming a bit late in the education of Quintilian's orator-citizen.

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