Education: Spanish Cutlets

The brains in Spain stay mainly on the plain of honorable cheating in the universities. Cheating on exams, nearly universal there, becomes dishonorable only when the cheater gets caught. Few realized how great a premium this risk placed on student ingenuity, however, until last month, when waggish José Antonio Suárez, the students' cultural-activities boss at the University of Barcelona, organized a public exhibition of chuletas. A chuleta (literally, cutlet) is academic slang for a crib note or, by extension, any cribbing device. Opposed by the University of Barcelona's brass, Suárez went ahead on his own. He proposed anonymity and return of...

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