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    Oh this pisses me off. Their kids go to private schools and still cant get into the schools of their choice? Boo fucking hoo. There are worse things in life than attending your third choice college...AKA the one you EARNED a place in

    Get a tutor if your kid needs help on the entrance exam Cheaper than the bribe....or the attorneys...or the bail

    but the shit that Laughlin and her husband pulled is the lowest to me. This is actually taking places away from deserving kids


    rich folks....sometimes I just hate em

    and don't go blaming this on "Hollywood elites" either because they were just 2 of 48 arrested. This is CEO's and college coaches and admissions officers some of whom I betcha are card caring GOPers

    https://www.thewrap.com/felicity-huf...cheating-scam/
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    This stuff has been going on for over half a century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    This stuff has been going on for over half a century.
    Oh it's been going on for longer than that

    If you think about it, the "legacy" student is pretty much the same thing on a bigger scale. Granddad gives a bunch of money to a university foundation, gets his name on a building and any of grandchildren a place in the class pretty much forever

    but this is so damned brazen. Having your non crew participating children designated as recruited for crew so that they are guaranteed a place?


    You know what gets me? They said most of these kids had no idea how they got in. So if you believe that, these kids are just now getting an idea of just how little their parents thought of their ability to make something of themselves that they had to cheat for them

    and those children who did know or participated with their parents encouragement? Forget about the stigma of only getting into a second or third class school, think about the stigma of being arrested for colluding with your parents on this scheme.

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    Paying a $500K bribe to get into a school...wow. I'm looking at $75K a year for Brown University the next four years...but my son got in on his own merits, I sure as shit didn't bribe anyone.
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    For whatever reason it feels ickier that some paid to cheat on the entrance exam.

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    I know a guy that threatened to quit donating to his alma mater if his son didn't get in, but he was patient.

    Virginia Tech is one of the few veterinary schools in the area, so multiple states have students trying to get into it. My buddy Rob didn't get in his first try, so he went overseas for his first year of vet school. Got straight A's, applied again to VT and was again passed over.

    This time his dad placed a call saying "if my son doesn't get into your vet school, my large donation checks are going to stop coming."

    Amazingly, he was then accepted.
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    Okay, now that I understand the athlete thing, that's pretty icky, too. Private schools can lower their standards for athletes. So you pay the coach off to say they are being recruited for that sport, they get accepted under lower standards and then the student "quits" the team.

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    Rich people are not following the rules that the rest of us are subject to

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    Itís that hard to get into USC now? Shit I went to public school, took the SAT, had the grades and got in. I know things have changed but come on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    It’s that hard to get into USC now? Shit I went to public school, took the SAT and got in. I know things have changed but come on.
    But if you had the money to bribe a coach, they could have just said you were an athlete and lower the admission standards for you. Imagine how much less you would've had to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    But if you had the money to bribe a coach, they could have just said you were an athlete and lower the admission standards for you. Imagine how much less you would've had to do!
    You still have to pay the tuition I assume. I donít think they got a full ride, but maybe they did.
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    In the end though, isn't this a crime without a victim? You would have to make the argument that a deserving student was not admitted in lieu of one of these kids. That's a tough argument to make when they have incoming classes in the thousands or tens of thousands. What's one or two more students?

    The real victim here is the institution which itself is harming its own reputation by lowering their standards to allow someone they would have otherwise deemed undeserving. But really, those standards are there because they want to limit a candidate pool only to those that could meet the academic requirements of the institution over 4 years and (the real reason) they can limit the amount of work their admissions department has to do by lowering the amount of applicants. If they flunk out there isn't a victim here that I can see.

    Now, if that same fraud continued into their studies (which I wouldn't be surprised), NOW there are victims as everyone's degrees are devalued by someone of lesser ability obtaining it. Taking that degree to market now means less, which hurts the return on the investment. The last time I checked, no one took Duke's undergrad any less seriously because they brought in all these one and dones on their basketball team. No one puts "attended USC before flunking out, but that should be worth something, right?" on their resume.

    Simply getting in is essentially worthless unless the degree was obtained.
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