There is a Chronicle of Higher Ed article on plagiarism among regular professors. I knew this existed, long before I went into academia, because my uncle never finished his MS because his prof used my uncle’s thesis as his dissertation.
But I didn’t realize it was quite this widespread.
I understand why it happens. Publish or perish convinces lots of people that they need to get stuff out, no matter what.
But this is cheating, lying, fraud, theft… All things our schools will flunk students for or even expel them. Why is there a double standard for the profs? I don’t think that is right.