Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Students expelled for cheating at Harvard-Westlake

A story my local readers will appreciate:

Six sophomores were expelled and more than a dozen other students faced suspensions Tuesday in a cheating scandal that has rocked Harvard-Westlake, a top-tier Los Angeles private school with a national reputation for its academics.

Administrators said students conspired to steal Spanish and history tests by distracting teachers in their classrooms. The tests were then shown to several other students before midterm exams last month, said Harvard-Westlake President Thomas Hudnut.

Tuition to Harvard-Westlake is approximately $30,000 a year.