Long Island was in the national headlines last week for all the wrong reasons as seven people were for allegedly participating in an SAT exam cheating ring out of Great Neck.
The arrested were current or former Great Neck North High School students who are accused of paying college student Sam Eshaghoff, 19, of Great Neck, between $1,500 and $2,500 each to impersonate them and take the SAT test to achieve higher scores. Eshaghoff faces up to four years in prison.
The pressure to get into a top college, especially in this economy, is nothing new. It can be even worse overseas--authorities in South Korea have now been forced to literally go into after-school tutoring academies to make sure children aren't studying after a 10 p.m. curfew.
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