“Everybody’s Doing It”: Cheating Scandal Shows How Privileged Kids Fake Disability

According to parents and counselors, it’s common practice for parents at elite schools to pay for a doctor’s diagnosis that allows their children extra test-taking time, whether or not they need it.

Roughly six weeks before the FBI released a 203-page indictment implicating 50 people in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice, a student at L.A.’s elite Harvard-Westlake school penned an opinion piece titled “Start Putting Extra Time to the Test” in the school’s paper, The Chronicle.

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