From today’s halakha at DailyHalacha.com:
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (Russia-New York, 1895-1986) records in his work Iggerot Moshe a question he was asked as to whether Yeshiva High School students may be shown the answers to the Regents’ Exams before the tests, so that they will not have to study the material and could use the extra time for Torah study. Rabbi Feinstein responds by expressing his astonishment over the very posing of such a question. Cheating is a clear violation of Geneivat Da’at, and it cannot possibly be allowed even for the purpose of facilitating additional time for Torah study.
But the fake school lunch programs, welfare fraud, cheating on the Regent’s exam, embezzlement and other crimes that violate halakhot including geneivat da’at still continue. The senior staff person at the RAA (Igud HaRabbonim) has been involved in several such cases spanning 30 years, and he still holds his position. He also writes a regular column for the Jewish Press and is the rabbi of a Brooklyn synagogue.
The rot runs deep.