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Old Yesterday, 04:28 PM
 
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It was her PSAT that she got 1000 on a year earlier. So while the PSAT isn't a full SAT and it would be possible for someone to do a little better on the SAT if for no other reason than they had practiced with the PSAT and felt more comfortable and that they had learned more in school a year later. (Then again, students could be more nervous taking the SAT since it counts, but I've read that SAT scores are often slightly higher than PSAT scores.)


So Sophia would have known that her PSAT score was the equivalent of 1000. She also knew she was still struggling with math. I do get that she wouldn't have suspected her mom of arranging for her scores to be changed...unless this was common knowledge among these elite parents and their kids that this "service" was available. It's possible that she was just happy to have gotten higher scores and wasn't analytical/introspective enough to wonder how she accomplished this.
In reading the affadavid in support of the criminal complaint re Huffman (starting on page 72) it seems the daughters were unaware. If the SAT is taken by the student initially on their own merits, the score becomes a baseline. When taken "with procter assistance" the second time, the score was limited to +30% above the baseline score to avoid the appearance of impropriety. Apparently Huffman was worried that in the case of her second daughter, that her daughter will want to take it on her own a second time since she was "academically driven." This would present a problem with the plan. Huffman subsequently did not go through with it for her second daughter. This leads me to believe the daughters were unaware.

A good read for Lori Loughlin's case as well.

https://www.justice.gov/file/1142876/download

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Old Today, 08:28 AM
 
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Meanwhile, a black mother just received 5 years in prison for using a friend's address to send her son to a better public school.

https://people.com/crime/mom-sentenc...son-in-school/

The People story leaves out the part that her sentence for registering child for wrong school district was a plea deal to reduce the amount of time she potentially faced for drug and prostitution charges. People was looking for clicks and outrage.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ta...ll-sentencing/
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Old Today, 10:18 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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The People story leaves out the part that her sentence for registering child for wrong school district was a plea deal to reduce the amount of time she potentially faced for drug and prostitution charges. People was looking for clicks and outrage.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ta...ll-sentencing/
Will you please stop believing in Santa Claus and the Cookie Monster , low socioeconomic American do not get equal treatment under the rule of law as high socioeconomic American...... especially when it comes down to people of color!!!!
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Old Today, 10:55 AM
 
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Meanwhile, a black mother just received 5 years in prison for using a friend's address to send her son to a better public school.

https://people.com/crime/mom-sentenc...son-in-school/
Yeah. Ms. Huffman got off easy.
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Will you please stop believing in Santa Claus and the Cookie Monster , low socioeconomic American do not get equal treatment under the rule of law as high socioeconomic American...... especially when it comes down to people of color!!!!
I agree with you that the treatment is unequal. However that poster was just correcting a mistaken impression that may have been provided by people magazine. If she agreed to plea to registering her child illegally instead of a longer sentence for drugs or prostitution, then the headline is not really accurate.
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Old Today, 11:45 AM
 
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I agree with you that the treatment is unequal. However that poster was just correcting a mistaken impression that may have been provided by people magazine. If she agreed to plea to registering her child illegally instead of a longer sentence for drugs or prostitution, then the headline is not really accurate.
People Magazine has since issued a correction:

"Correction: The original version of this article falsely stated that Tanya McDowell was sentenced to five years in prison solely after larceny conviction for falsifying her son’s address to get him into a neighboring school district. The sentence, which came after a plea agreement, actually encompassed three crimes to which McDowell pleaded guilty: Larceny and two counts of sale of narcotics.

Felicity Huffman‘s 14-day sentence has brought back into the spotlight a case where a Connecticut mom received a five-year sentence for falsifying her son’s residence to get him into a neighboring school district as well as selling drugs on two occasions.

Critics have pointed out the discrepancy in the sentences, but the cases are different: The sentence for Tanya McDowell, a homeless woman from Bridgeport, Connecticut, was handed down after she pleaded guilty to charges including first-degree larceny and two counts of sale of narcotics, the Connecticut Post reported.

The first-degree larceny charges were brought after McDowell used her son’s babysitter’s address to enroll him in an elementary school in the neighboring town of Norwalk. The sale of narcotics charges were brought after McDowell was twice accused of selling drugs to an undercover police officer, including at her son’s birthday party, the paper reported."
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Old Today, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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People Magazine has since issued a correction:

"Correction: The original version of this article falsely stated that Tanya McDowell was sentenced to five years in prison solely after larceny conviction for falsifying her son’s address to get him into a neighboring school district. The sentence, which came after a plea agreement, actually encompassed three crimes to which McDowell pleaded guilty: Larceny and two counts of sale of narcotics.

Felicity Huffman‘s 14-day sentence has brought back into the spotlight a case where a Connecticut mom received a five-year sentence for falsifying her son’s residence to get him into a neighboring school district as well as selling drugs on two occasions.

Critics have pointed out the discrepancy in the sentences, but the cases are different: The sentence for Tanya McDowell, a homeless woman from Bridgeport, Connecticut, was handed down after she pleaded guilty to charges including first-degree larceny and two counts of sale of narcotics, the Connecticut Post reported.

The first-degree larceny charges were brought after McDowell used her son’s babysitter’s address to enroll him in an elementary school in the neighboring town of Norwalk. The sale of narcotics charges were brought after McDowell was twice accused of selling drugs to an undercover police officer, including at her son’s birthday party, the paper reported."
Thanks for the clarifying info.
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