The semester is coming to a close and that is always a stressful time for students.  I usually walk to my Calculus class with a friend, we happen to share two classes in a row.  Anyways, he is struggling in the class and since the semester is ending, deadlines are approaching and all the work is really starting to pile up.

I’ve been trying to help him as much as I can, not that I’m a math wiz or anything, but I can usually point him in the right direction.  During the class we had 3 projects.  I’ve gotten A’s on mine.  Yesterday on the way to class he offered to pay me to do the final project for him.  UG!

I’ve already finished mine, and it’s math so not like there is a lot of essay along with it.  It would be almost no extra work to do a second one.  I have to admit… I was tempted.  I know this kind of thing happens all the time.  And really, it’s money well spent for him since if he fails the class he will have to take it again.  So a few dollars for a quick A is worth it.  But in the end I declined.  He paid for an education, and if I had agreed to his proposal I would then be allowing him to pay to avoid the education.  We had a half hour before class, so I offered to sit with him and help in the places he was stuck.  We went over it and he knows what he needs to do, it’s just a matter of sitting down and doing it.  He deserves the knowledge for which he paid.

So what would you have done?  Would you have taken the money?

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