Expect a lot of fanfare over the AJC.com story about the arrest of seven students, including an Emory sophomore, for cheating on the SAT as the media is focused on the current testing mania and the pressures students are feeling and this is an extreme example.
What I find most interesting is that six high school students had enough personal resources to allegedly pay Emory student and apparently ace test taker Sam Eshaghoff between $1,500 and $2,500 to pose as them and sit for the college admissions test.
That’s a lot of babysitting cash.
The six teens were from Eshaghoff’s prestigious Long Island, N.Y., high school. Eshaghoff is a 2010 graduate of Great Neck North who spent his freshman year at the University of Michigan before transferring to Emory in Atlanta.
Eshaghoff, 19, of Great Neck was facing arraignment after being arrested on charges of scheming to defraud, criminal impersonation and falsifying business records, said Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen