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Old 12-09-2011, 03:22 AM
 
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Besides cheating on the test, real, actual laws were broken. What the point of having laws if they are not enforced?
Ohh I care less about enforcement and more about how much money is being spent investigating this. Plenty of other more pressing matters to figure out.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:45 AM
 
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You have to wonder, dishing out that much money is significant for a HS student if they are actually working at the grocery store. Some parents don't ask enough questions but the smart money says a decent percentage were involved. I do have to wonder about the income background of some of these families that were involved, won't break the bank for even low income but still have to wonder.

Some of the helicopter parents may have taken it to th enext level.
"mom, dad....I need a few grand for a ski trip"

done and done.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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I'm guessing some of these kids asked their parents for the money for a SAT tutor or for a test Center place like Kaplan. Then, they never went for the real tutoring. Others just withdrew the money from their savings accounts. You should see what some of these kids get as an "allowance" each week.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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It's painful to watch this kid - Sam Eshaghoff - appearing now on "60 minutes". He is one of the exam takers who collected money.
Clearly suffers from a God complex/megalomania and there is no trace of remorse or a sense of wrong-doing. Quite the opposite - sees himself as a "savior", talks about "clientele", reputation etc. Maybe a little bit of jail is not such a bad idea, after all...
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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It's painful to watch this kid - Sam Eshaghoff - appearing now on "60 minutes". He is one of the exam takers who collected money.
Clearly suffers from a God complex/megalomania and there is no trace of remorse or a sense of wrong-doing. Quite the opposite - sees himself as a "savior", talks about "clientele", reputation etc. Maybe a little bit of jail is not such a bad idea, after all...
yeah, I heard he mentioned that he was giving the students that paid him "a new path in life"..
What "new paths in life" should be recommended for young Sam by the Nassau County DA ?
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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I'm guessing some of these kids asked their parents for the money for a SAT tutor or for a test Center place like Kaplan. Then, they never went for the real tutoring. Others just withdrew the money from their savings accounts. You should see what some of these kids get as an "allowance" each week.
I agree, I used to work in the Great Neck area and always felt the majority of the people there were generally rude, self centered and obnoxious. When I heard this news I wasn't surprised.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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yeah, I heard he mentioned that he was giving the students that paid him "a new path in life"..
What "new paths in life" should be recommended for young Sam by the Nassau County DA ?
The interviewer stated that he was also eliminated a legitimate student by his actions but he never owned up to it, just repeated that he was offering people that could not pass a test new opportunities. Unfortunately he seems to be heading towards self promotion for his benefit.

The worst part of this is that they can't even go after the students that are known cheaters, but would love to at least see their names published. Seems like many parents had to have participated in this, he even got an $1000 tip above his normal fee.

I am sure this has been going on for decades and probably in every state, good thing Rice brought this to light.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Its a TEST, they CHEATED. They get the zero, a letter to the colleges, and thats it. There is no reason why we need to spend TENS of thousands on this nonsense circus.
I agree with this. Simple, direct and fair. Of course, it won't happen. A valedictorian was caught cheating on a final at my kid's school - she'd marked answers on her arm under a sleeve, but nothing happened to her. She got to graduate with all honors accorded as if nothing happened. What sort of lesson was that?

A number of kids got caught cheating in Physics, again, nothing. Schools are afraid of parents who might file lawsuits.
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