Our ongoing column about cheating, fraud, and scams within the American education system.
I Took My Mom's Online Nursing Courses for Her
She needed sleep—and more hours at her day job to help me get through my own school.
I'm a College Professor Who Faked Dissertation Data on the Side
It was a good gig for a while, to be quite honest.
I Work at a School That Passes Kids No Matter What
It took me a while to figure out I had taken a job at a diploma factory.
I Got Paid to Improve Rich Kids' Personalities on Their College Applications
I agreed to do something that seemed a little bit sketch but ultimately legal so I wouldn't have to take out loans. It turned out to be a very fine line.
I Help People Cheat Their Way to Getting PhDs
I've written dozens of papers, including dissertations, for people with fancy titles in prestigious fields.
The Athletes I Tutor Are Not Very Smart, So I Do Their Work Without Telling Them
I'm a pro motorcycle racer, and this is my side hustle.
It Was Surprisingly Easy to Cheat in Bible Class at Karen Pence's School
I would still consider myself religious, but I just felt it was unrealistic to expect me to memorize Bible verses at age 12.
These Engineering Students Built a Special Pen Just for Cheating on Tests
"We didn't really need to cheat, because we already had 3.9 GPAs."
I Created a Fake Business to Get My Math Tests in Advance
But I still don’t have my degree after six or eight years of taking classes on and off.
I Use My Learning Disorder Diagnosis to Cheat on Tests
Getting diagnosed cost thousands of dollars—my roommate couldn't afford it—but it's helping me out big time.
Teens Hacked Their Teacher's Computer to Change Grades for Money
"It wasn't necessarily the most legal thing, but something to do that was sort of fun."
I Make $1,000 a Week Writing Essays for Lazy Students
Helping kids scam schools has turned into a full-time job for me.