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What if you caught your kid cheating on the SATs?

Written on September 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm , by

A sophomore at Emory University was recently arrested after allegedly accepting a fee of up to $2,500 to take the SATs for 6 high school students in Long Island. And now school officials and prosecutors are saying that there is a continuing investigation focusing on other schools and students.

What’s causing an increase in kids looking to cheat their way to success? Henry Grishman, the superintendent of Jericho Public Schools on Long Island, believes that it’s because competition between kids for scholarships and college entrance has increased.

With tests becoming more higher-stakes, 1,000 scores of the SATs are withdrawn for misbehavior with 99% of those being for copying.

Read the full story from the New York Times here.

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