As the college admissions scandal is becoming the story that just won’t end for some of the leading schools in the country – recently Good Morning America opened another chapter in the book that revealed just how easily college entrance essays are being offered and acquired by prospective students.
From ghost writing, to essays up for grabs online at a steep price - It’s a multi-million-dollar industry and it’s growing.
A leading expert from UMW was recently interviews by Good Morning America about the problem.
“Contract cheating has grown a great deal over the past ten years, “said Professor David Rettinger of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Rettinger is president of the International Center for Academic Integrity, an organization that promotes integrity in academia throughout the world. "Students are willing to use internet sites, family members, friends and other technology to get contractors to do their work.”
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David Rettinger Associate Professor and Director for Academic Integrity Programs
Rettinger focuses on academic integrity and efforts to combat cheating.