The Chinese have a perception problem that they need to deal with. The problem is that people in America think all Chinese are getting into American universities by cheating.
The story highlights the fact that if you want to administer exams securely, you can do it. Just don’t expect to do it for free. Security costs.
“Both men were being paid to take the test by other candidates, and it soon became clear to us that the same men were taking the test for other people each time.”
-For years, American college admissions officers have seemed to be saying: “Chinese cheat. It’s just the way they are, and accepting this is part of the cost of doing business in China.”
-In other words, gaining a student who can pay full admission is the goal; gaining someone honest is not.
-I wouldn’t call this a “conundrum.” I’d call it a disgrace, and one that I viewed first hand.