[Name Removed] paid Essay Writers $100 to research and write a paper on the parables of Jesus Christ for his New Testament class. Mr. [Name Removed], a senior at James Madison University majoring in philosophy and religion, defends the idea of paying someone else to do your academic work, comparing it to companies that outsource labor. “Like most people in college, you don’t have time to do research on some of these things,” he says. “I was hoping to find a guy to do some good quality writing.”
Emphasis added. The reporter must have celebrated when they got that quote. [ETA: [Name Removed] argues that he was substantially misquoted and misrepresented by the reporter. Please see the comments for his response.]
Hat tip unbalanced reaction, with a longer piece on cheating, and a call for stories.