Athletes aren't a bunch of dummies who cheat to get into college. In fact, this thread is about non-athletes who cheated to get into college using athletics as a hook.
@goddess00: The cheating on the SAT and or ACT piggybacks on the enormous abuse of accommodations that a great many students receive these days....The percentages have risen dramatically every since it could no longer be noted on transcripts/applications. This was a huge mistake....if you get double time or even multiple days it enables rampant cheating.
If we care to avoid repeats of this scenario, we ought to be examining the weaknesses in our higher education system and how they were exploited.
I know many kids who are coached into accomodations who aren't wealthy, and there is absolutely no stigma to getting them-actually, those kids say they are smarter than most as they know how to work the system.
At Scarsdale High School north of New York City, one in five students is eligible for extra time or another accommodation such as a separate room for taking the SAT or ACT college entrance exam.
At Weston High School in Connecticut, it is one in four. At Newton North High School outside Boston, it’s one in three.
“Do I think that more than 30% of our students have a disability?” said Newton Superintendent David Fleishman. “No. We have a history of over-identification [as learning-challenged] that is certainly an issue in the district.”