Please read the case “Who’s to Blame for the College Admissions Scandal?” given on Page number 112, Chapter 3– “The Manager’s Changing Work Environment and Ethical Responsibilities” “Management: A Practical Introduction” 10th edition by Angelo Kinicki, & Denise B. Soignet and answer the following questions:
Q1. What is the underlying problem in this case from the perspective of federal government, the parents, and the prospective college students?
Q3. How do you think the general environment, particularly economic, demographic, international and sociocultural forces, fed into the admissions scandal?
Q4. Are the children who were aware of the cheating scheme purely victims in this situation, or should they also be considered unethical? Explain your answer using one of the four approaches to deciding ethical dilemmas.
Q5. Based on what you have learned about Rick Singer, his involvement, and his decision to cooperate in the investigation, where would you place his level of moral development? Explain your answer.
The children who were aware of the cheating scheme are not purely victims. However, they are considered unethical. Applying the moral-rights approach, students waiting to join college are old enough to differentiate between good and bad hence they have a moral responsibility to ensure ethical practices are followed in the college admission process. The approach ensures that those students who deserve admission in exclusive schools are not denied their rights to attend the schools just because someone with money paid to have their slots.
Q5. Based on what you have learned about Rick Singer, his involvement, and his decision to cooperate in the investigation, where would you place his level of moral development?