What We Can Learn from the College Admissions Scandal

It was a story that shocked the nation, and angered parents and students alike. William Singer advised parents to take their children to a therapist to wrongly be diagnosed with a learning disability, affording them more time to take tests like the ACTs and SATs. Dr. Ari Goldstein of the North Shore Academic Solutions says students who fake a learning disability take the place of those who have real academic challenges. These cases also make it more difficult for students to gain access to much needed resources. Blenda Chiu of Bottom Line says students don't need to have a lot of money to be able to access the resources to help them get admitted to any college or university. Dr. Goldstein says learning executive skills like planning and problem solving can help students academically across the board. Chiu says the college admissions scandal points out a greater problem of college affordability in the United States. For more information on how to develop skills to help your child success academically, click here. If you want to find resources to help you navigate the college admissions process click here.