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Feds: Parents paid tens of thousands to game the admissions system

Original post made on Mar 12, 2019

The 204-page federal complaint filed by the United States Attorney’s Office on March 12 in the case of a nationwide college-admissions scam details the lengths to which wealthy parents of high school students were willing to go to get their children into elite universities.

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Posted by MAGA
a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School
on Mar 12, 2019 at 10:29 pm

What is the point of going through this back door scheme? Why not just bribe the college outright, like Jared Kushner's father's $2.5 million "donation" to get his son into Harvard.


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Posted by susan smith
a resident of Woodside: other
on Mar 13, 2019 at 6:16 am

So this is what happened to the people who cheated and copied my work in high school, people who would do 'anything' to get ahead...people who think the golden rule is he who has the gold makes the rules. Your reputation is like a feather once you let go of it, it can de difficult to get back. Cheaters NEVER prosper and now your kids are screwed. Parenting at it's worst.


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Posted by susan smith
a resident of Woodside: other
on Mar 13, 2019 at 6:16 am

So this is what happened to the people who cheated and copied my work in high school, people who would do 'anything' to get ahead...people who think the golden rule is he who has the gold makes the rules. Your reputation is like a feather once you let go of it, it can de difficult to get back. Cheaters NEVER prosper and now your kids are screwed. Parenting at it's worst. Really disappointing.


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Posted by lelkins
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Mar 13, 2019 at 12:44 pm

lelkins is a registered user.

What a shining example of me-firstism. Not only did these parents disserve their own children by teaching them that their money and status puts them above others and above the law, but they took opportunities away from kids who had worked hard to earn these spots legitimately. Despicable, pathetic and disgusting. I hope these indictments cause other people to question their privilege and check their behavior.


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