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Comment Re:So, from the article... (Score 1) 326

If I knew it was workplace policy, I would be fine with it, because I could work elsewhere if I wasn't.

As someone who has had to deal with plagiarism in courses taught, I am very much in favor of detention on first offenses for failure to cite sources or quote works. It's a serious problem later in life, especially for those in fields where scholarly publication is a key part of work. Plagiarism, accidental or intentional, will get you rejected from publication and (depending on circumstances) could get you fired or open your school/company up to lawsuits.

Comment Re:So, from the article... (Score 3, Interesting) 326

If these are the rules, then they do warrant a detention, by definition. You disagree with these detentions. I disagree with your disagreeing. Regardless of our opinion, these are the rules.

I strongly encourage bans on junk food in schools, and harsh punishment of potential plagiarism. If you want good behavior later, you have to encourage it.

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