My first-grade teacher said that I probably wouldn’t be able to graduate from high school because of my dyslexia. I was furious and vowed to prove her wrong. It was a long, hard, road from there to graduation, with honors, from my dream school, Vanderbilt University. Looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Putting in all that work helped me overcome my disability and prepared me to become a news reporter and anchor. I firmly believe that any parents who are cheating to get their children into college are not only doing something illegal, they’re doing their children a disservice. Hard work directed toward a worthy goal strengthens us and gives us self-esteem. None of that can be bought with bribes.