The Independent Educational Consultants Association just issued these “We Believe” statements. Members of the IECA do not use the underhanded methods shown by the unethical characters in the Varsity Blues scandal.
With a new docudrama on the Varsity Blues Scandal coming out this month on Netflix, as well as potential legislation impacting independent educational consultants (IECs) in several states, the IECA Board recognizes that the general public may not understand what IECA is and what guides our actions. These “We Believe” statements are meant to complement our mission and values and demonstrate IEC’s ongoing commitment to all young people.
1) We believe all students should have access to individualized educational guidance that will help them achieve their goals.
2) We believe independent educational consultants should act respectfully, honestly, compassionately, ethically, and professionally with every student.
3) We believe in the potential of all students regardless of cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, sexual orientation, unique needs, or learning differences.
4) We believe that education should be available and affordable to all families.
5) We believe independent educational consultants are uniquely equipped to guide and support students toward their personal, academic, social, and professional goals.
6) We believe in the power of education to widen opportunities for everyone, which will ultimately improve society for all.
I wholeheartedly subscribe to these core beliefs.