Education Apr 12

The rear of Battell Chapel at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Dozens of people were charged Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most elite schools. The coaches worked at such schools as Yale, Wake Forest, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. A former Yale soccer coach pleaded guilty and helped build the case against others. November 28, 2012. Photo by Michelle McLoughlin/Reuters
Test taker pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scam

Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the SAT and ACT for students, or correcting their answers, as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, which has ensnared celebrities, business executives and athletic coaches at sought-after schools such as Stanford…

Apr 05

Should the SAT be optional? Bribery scandal renews debate

The scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed their children's way into top schools also has highlighted deeper concerns about the fairness of using SAT and ACT tests — gatekeepers for a U.S. admissions system already seen as favoring wealth…

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