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After College Admissions Scam, Some Parents Feel 'Betrayed' And Worried About Fairness10:26
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A Stanford University student walks in front of Hoover Tower on the Palo Alto, Calif. campus. Authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case. The charges were unsealed against coaches at Stanford, Wake Forest, Georgetown, the University of Southern California and the University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles.  (Paul Sakuma/AP)
A Stanford University student walks in front of Hoover Tower on the Palo Alto, Calif. campus. Authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case. The charges were unsealed against coaches at Stanford, Wake Forest, Georgetown, the University of Southern California and the University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

A massive college admissions cheating and recruitment scheme has led to a nation-wide conversation about equity in college admissions.

Federal prosecutors allege a California businessman — William "Rick" Singer — helped parents lie, bribe, and cheat their kids' way into elite colleges.

Fifty people across the country have been charged in what federal prosecutors are calling the largest college admissions scam in history.

On Wednesday, a woman who only gave her first name, Katie, called into Radio Boston and said on-air that she felt "betrayed."

"[As a mom, I'm] handling homework night after night, and packing backpacks and trying to send the message that if you work hard good things will happen," the caller said. "It's really hard to hear that if you have the money you can buy yourself in."

So how is the alleged scheme landing with other parents who are thinking about their kids' college futures?

Guest

Keri Rodrigues, founder and "Mom-in-Chief" of Massachusetts Parents United. She tweets @radiokeri.

This segment aired on March 14, 2019.

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