I looked for this topic on the site, found nothing. I have listened to the news and read on-line about this. I would like to know what people here think of it.
The SAT is owned and administered by non-profits. I find no claim of a Federal law regarding the SAT or college admissions. It seems to me that this “scandal” is artificial; the prestigious colleges are known to favor children whose parents make large (tax deductible) endowments, clearly quid pro quo.
It seems the only crime the parents are accused of is mail fraud. The feds finally got Al Capone on income tax evasion, not the many crimes he supposedly committed. The mail fraud charge seems a bit like that to me, except that cheating on the SAT isn’t an actual crime under the law.