Cheaters. Varsity Blues, greed, mega drama of poor choices and lost voices.
It makes me sick reading about parents who gamed college admissions. Not like we didn't already know about some stuff, but this took it way over the top. I'm sure you agree. In fact, by now probably we are all saturated with the obnoxious stories, only details remaining. Or maybe not, I'm not sure anymore.
I still can't believe when I read the Moms in question are freaked out by the reasonable response to their poor behavior. I still can't believe the Moms in question are making excuses. I still can't believe they all did it, anyway. Good grief, Bad Parenting 101. Are you kidding me?
Is cheating so common to rich and not so rich, maybe less monied too, that we take it for granted? is this becoming the rule, not the exception? Are we to believe we are now a nation of cheaters? And it's ok? Why bother applying for college anyway. Just pay someone else to write the application and essays, for sure, fake any videos probably, testing, no problem, why bother to study with tutors, just pay off the proctors. Or better yet have a 'body double' sit in and take the test. Easy A. Awful.
I'm all about forgiveness, but on my freak out scale, this scandal ranks off the chart. Claiming disabilities, faking athletic status, cheating on exams by inflating scores, changing answers, etc. A lot of cheaters in this food chain. Follow the money trail, or maybe not yet, too many characters in this bad movie....