Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among several dozen snared in elite college cheating scheme, authori

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  1. Stonewall Jackson

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    I wouldn’t mind if the schools gave paid visits to similarly qualified White athletes.........the discrimination is real
     
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    Why don't you get that merit isn't based on grades and scores alone, although they are very important. Leadership skills, initiative, compelling essays, overcoming obstacles and myriad other factors will always be part of college admissions.

    The kid who could afford tutors and college prep had a GPA of 3.9 and scored a 1400 on the SAT (after parents paid for three attempts) is no more deserving than the kid who worked a part time job, helped raise younger siblings while in foster care, maintained a 3.7 GPA and scored a 1360 on the first try because he never heard about the advantages of "superscore" and wouldn't have been able to afford it.

    These are both high scores and both kids can do the work at the college but scores alone don't tell the whole story of the kid's ability or trajectory. By using scores alone, wealthier kids tend to have an advantage because studies show that scores increase with economic status. That hardly sounds like a strict meritocracy and it hardly sounds "fair", if that's the word that you'd like to use.

     
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  3. Bluesguy

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    I don't really have a problem of parents of means give say a ten year endowment to the college of say a million a year for ten years and in return say the next two generations of young adults have an open enroll should they so choose to attend but they get treated and get graded as any other student, they have to make it on their own. That endowment pays for LOTS of other students to be able to attend hopefully at a lower tuition and the endowment stipulates. Or they build a new wing onto a building, or a theater, or some other useful asset to the university. I have lots of issues with college tuitions in general and how the government helps to drive those up with it's policies but that is for another thread.

    That being said the bribery is what is soooooo egregious. Why didn't they go the other legal route and get proper recognition for the good deed and the kid in school. Why go this "black market" route which violated federal laws it appears?
     
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    I guess you didn't detect his sarcasm?

     
  5. Bluesguy

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    Here's what crazy

    If she had just gone to the college ADMINISTRATORS and said "Here is a $500,000 endowment, grant, whatever you want to call it, and btw how about admitting my daughter and I will of course pay the correct tution and do not give her any special grades she succeeds or fails on her own"

    SURE why not, we will name the endowment after you would you prefer to write a check or just do an electronic transfer?

    Why go this black market surreptitious method?
     
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    Why don't you go look up what race benefits the most from AA and get back to us instead of blaming it all on black people.
     
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    When these evil rich people pay all this money to the college isn't that what the left wants? For them to pay for the education of others? All they are saying is OK but let my one kid in too. Just do it above board.
     
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    You tell us it's your point, what race benefits more from AA than blacks?
     
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    These parents should do s ious time.
    Probably only the Asians are stopped by the AA at these elite schools.
     
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    Here's more:

     
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    So are you saying white athletes pay for their own visits, folks you can't make this **** up.
     
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    People do that everyday to politicians. It's not illegal to bribe them.
     
  13. dairyair

    dairyair Well-Known Member

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    Donor classes have been around since money/wealth/exchange of items has been around.
    Rich mostly always get to buy what they want.
    It knows no left/right. It's just how it's been.
     
  14. Stonewall Jackson

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    You know that black athletes are disproportionally represented in the college recruiting game...........institutionalized racism.......and White athletes are forced to ‘walk on’ and prove their usefulness. See Hunter Renfrow who caught the National Chamiinship winning TD against ‘Bama
     
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    Not proof just one of the 700 that payed to cheat ther brat into school.
     
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    jack4freedom Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    So what? She is one of the 700 plus that have used the services of the scamster who vdevised this scam. And who gives a rat’s ass anyway? I know I sure don’t?
     
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    jack4freedom Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Non responsive bullshit. Try again.
     
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    Hmmm, why didn't Scottie Pippen go to Arkansas, UNC, Duke or UCLA?
     
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    jack4freedom Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    How do you think a nit wit like Trump got into Penn? Grow up champ...
     
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    Well, I’m glad are you ok with your donors bribing people .
     
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    So we should do away with the program since it only benefits white women? I’m game.
     
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    My donors? I never have got a donation.
    What are we going to do about it?
    Do you think, now that they are caught, they will be doing much time?
    It's mostly legal to bribe our politicians if you have enough money. Why not education?

    Isn't that what everyone who fights for the 1%ers are all about? They create the jobs, they do so by going to the best colleges in some cases.
     
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    Wow, you got beef with white women to?
     
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    To?

    Oh, you mean too. Who paid your way through school?

    You’re really turning into a troll, do you realize that?

    Your user name reflects the quality of your posts. In that regard you did well....unless you paid someone else to come up with that name.

    And just to satisfy your lust for racism I’m going to post this just for you: black
     
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    Yes, too. Damn tRUMP U, ripped me off.
    You meant white women? Yes?
     
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