Are Ritalin-Taking Students Cheaters?
When athletes are exposed as dopers, we heap scorn and doubt on their accomplishments. What about college students? An estimated 25 percent of them now illegally use concentration- and memory-boosting drugs to help them make the grade. One researcher wonders if academics are willing to subject themselves to the same anti-doping circus now dogging sports. Future students could be made to submit to urine tests before their final exams. What about their professors, who are turning to smart-pills as well? Depends on whether or not you think cognitive enhancement drugs are a cheat for academics. [%comments]