Ethical Dilemma
Updated: 4/8/2021
Ethical Dilemma

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  • Dilemma: Erin's chemistry teacher made a huge mistake on Erin's final grade which benefits Erin's grade. Erin has the whole winter break to make a decision whether she should point out the mistake to her teacher or ignore it and accept her grade.
  • A Really Costly ChoiceBianca Go
  • Erin's friend on the phone: Why would you say anything? It was the teacher's mistake, not yours. That grade could decide whether or not you get into the college you want.
  • My chemistry teacher messed up my final grade. It was supposed to be a B- instead of an A-. I don't know if I should tell her or not.
  • Erin's mom: It's your decision whether you want to tell your teacher or not. We will support whatever you do.
  • I didn't do well on a chemistry test and my teacher got the grade wrong. I know the right thing to do is tell her, but it would negatively affect my GPA.
  • First Solution
  • Good morning! How was your winter break?
  • Good morning Erin! Please take a seat.
  • Second Solution
  • Good morning! There was an error in my final report card. You probably mistyped it. I just wanted to be honest and let you know.
  • Good morning Erin! Please take a seat.
  • As hard as the decision may be, the right thing to do is tell the teacher about the error, which is the second solution. If Erin were to decide the first solution, which is ignoring it and not telling the teacher, she would have to deal with seeing her chemistry teacher for the rest of the school year knowing she was dishonest to her. Although the grade would lower Erin's GPA, she can look back at this moment and know that she did the right thing telling her teacher.