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One student's parents wanted their daughter to go to Yale so badly that they paid $1.2 million in bribes to get into a school that cost $55K a year in tuition. https://t.co/6o8HFVNGwO
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) March 12, 2019
A story broke this morning about a scheme involving some rich folks, including two actresses (Felicity Hoffman and Lori Loughlin) have used to get their kids who wouldn’t have otherwise been admitted into college.
Actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among the dozens of people charged in a nationwide college admissions scheme that included cheating on entrance exams and bribing school administrators and coaches to recruit students as athletes https://t.co/I0YvhtTuBU
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 12, 2019
My friend Salena Zito remarked,
What is wrong with parents? Why would you rob your child the ability to earn their achievements? Or rob them of the lessons of sitting on a bench or failing? No wonder we are buried in snowflakes. https://t.co/issDKRigl2
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) March 12, 2019
And Daniella Greenbaum Davis rightfully pointed out,
If I had parents who shortchanged me the way these parents did, I’d be subpar too. The sad thing is if these kids were encouraged to work hard rather than having things bought / cheated for them, they may have actually earned what they got.
— Daniella Greenbaum Davis (@DGreenbaum) March 12, 2019
With parents like these, I think I’m even better off having gone to Rutgers on my own merits, on my own dime.