We are approaching a darkness in the land. Boys and girls are emerging from every level of school with certificates and degrees, but they can’t read, write or calculate. We don’t have academic honesty or intellectual rigor. Schools have abandoned integrity and rigor.
—Julius Sumner Miller quoted in “TV and Classroom Physicist : ‘Professor Wonderful,’ Julius Sumner Miller, Dies” Los Angeles Times April 16, 1987.
And the token examples of dealing with cheating are just that–made to imply that the rest of the system is not corrupt. And even those examples are becoming rare.