Like most parents, you work diligently to provide for your children as best you can. Through helping with homework, sports participation and communicating with their teachers, you prepare your kids for a quality education, in hopes that they will succeed at whatever they choose to do.
But in many cases, you don't want your kids to go to just any school. Regardless of your financial situation, you likely understand the opportunities which can result from attending one of the top universities in the United States. But how far would you go to help get your kids acceptance letters?
What happens to parents accused of bribery?
In the recent college admissions scheme, 50 people face charges related to getting their kids accepted. And although the Justice Department has not yet reached settlements with those facing charges, the first parent has agreed to plead guilty, though which charges he will plead guilty to are not yet known.
However, while proceedings will continue for the parents who allegedly offered bribes to increase their kids' chances of admission, it is important to remember the consequences you could face if you are accused of bribery. These might include:
Additionally, your charges could tarnish your reputation and potentially put your career in jeopardy.
Your kids could go to school based on their own merits
It is possible that you are in a position to help your kids in ways they cannot help themselves, such as providing financial compensation for personal benefit.
However, difficult though it may be, it might be better to allow your kids to make their way on their own, with your support. Not only could this help give them a greater sense of achievement, but also keep you out of court.