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Varsity Blues, Online: Georgetown U. Parent Paid $9K for Stand-In to Take Online Courses for Her Son (EdSurge)

"The college counseling company at the heart of the 'Varsity Blues' cheating scandal did more than just help students get into college through fraudulent means. It also had its employees pose as students to take online courses for them once they were enrolled, to make sure they passed."—Source: EdSurge

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

You might have missed this part of the "Varsity Blues" scandal, but it involved online learning — a parent payed for someone else to take their child's online courses.