Wednesday, September 28, 2011
According to an article in the New York Post, seven teens were busted in an SAT cheating scandal in which one person would take the SAT for another one for amounts up to $2,500. ( The article also insinuates that sexual favors may have been involved). The scammers were current and former students at prestigious Great Neck North High School. The article states that "out of a possible top score of 2400, Eshaghoff posted eye-popping numbers of 2220, 2210, 2140, 2180, 2180 and 2170 for the alleged cheats." The cheaters were discovered through rumors and comparing their SAT scores with their GPAs. The leader of the group faces up to four years in prison. Prosecutors declared that this maybe only the tip of the iceberg.
While this scandal does not involve law students, it is still very troubling. It would be just as easy to cheat on the LSAT as the SAT.