unbeknownst to me wrote: This College Admissions Bribe Scandal is really dismaying me as it relates to our future
"One of Silicon Valley’s most prominent voices for ethical investing is implicated in a college admissions bribery scandal"
Don't let it get you down.
It's hard to not " let it get me down"
2 years ago we had a family member with an outstanding GPA and an impeccable community involvement record lose out on a scholarship under questionable circumstances. He had originally been granted the scholarship, but it was withdrawn due to a clerical error, i.e., this spot had already been filled unbeknownst to the administrator.
"The U.S. college admissions scandal that erupted this week has triggered private litigation accusing rich, well-connected parents of buying spots for their children at prestigious schools, and keeping children of less wealthy parents out."
From Quora discussion: "USC could not really have been called a research university until the 80s and 90s. Priorities were simply different back then. If you were a wealthy kid who wanted a posh liberal arts education, you'd just get your parents to buy you into an Ivy League. Harvard and Yale had 25% acceptance rates, the University of Pennsylvania let in 70% of kids who applied. Alternatively, if your rich parents just wanted to get you out of the house and into a nice job, they would get you into USC a.k.a the go-to upper class professional network in Southern California. As California had no ivy league school, USC was the closest thing to an ivy "good ole boys" network. I mean, they could have sent their kids to UCLA or Berkeley, but then your kid wouldn't be making many elite business connections hanging around scientists and kids from no-name families."