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13-03-2019, 22:49   #1
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US College Bribery Scandal

Actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and many others charged (no not a plot from Desperate Housewives), so working hard to get in to college is a no no when you are rich
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Actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and many others charged (no not a plot from Desperate Housewives), so working hard to get in to college is a no no when you are rich
Show me that it happens over here then I'll give a ****
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13-03-2019, 22:58   #4
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What are you on about? Is this another #metoo thing?
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What are you on about? Is this another #metoo thing?
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...candal-1194023
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Lori Loughlin spent $500k to get her kids into USC - aside from whatever the actual tuition/boarding costs. If you're going to drop half a million, at least aim a little higher. Stanford, UC Berkeley, Yale?

But honestly, there are already perfectly legal ways for rich people to game the system. What's wrong getting your mediocre kid in the old fashioned way by making a donation/funding a new library? But they've got to go crime it up and pay someone to pretend their kid might make the crew team. Which is barely even a D1 sport. And now, everyone knows their kids are stupid/lazy/their degrees are worthless, so they've spent all that money when the kid could have just quietly gone to a community/state school and no one would have been the wiser.
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Rich people doing rich people things..... colour me shocked.
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i thought this was just the way it worked over there, I'm actually surprised that thats not meant to happen...
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Nothing new about this... still a massive failure of being parents though.
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i thought this was just the way it worked over there, I'm actually surprised that thats not meant to happen...
I'm actually shocked that you can't just buy a place in college in the US and you need to go to the trouble of paying someone to sit entrance exams for you.

Surely if you can cough up a few hundred k they can put an extra chair in the lecture hall.
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I'm actually shocked that you can't just buy a place in college in the US and you need to go to the trouble of paying someone to sit entrance exams for you.

Surely if you can cough up a few hundred k they can put an extra chair in the lecture hall.
I honestly thought that's how it worked as well.
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Lori Loughlin spent $500k to get her kids into USC - aside from whatever the actual tuition/boarding costs. If you're going to drop half a million, at least aim a little higher. Stanford, UC Berkeley, Yale?

But honestly, there are already perfectly legal ways for rich people to game the system. What's wrong getting your mediocre kid in the old fashioned way by making a donation/funding a new library? But they've got to go crime it up and pay someone to pretend their kid might make the crew team. Which is barely even a D1 sport. And now, everyone knows their kids are stupid/lazy/their degrees are worthless, so they've spent all that money when the kid could have just quietly gone to a community/state school and no one would have been the wiser.
The whole thing sound nuts is college ranking the be all and end all in the US?
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Yale could do with an International Airport.
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I dont know what shocks me more the fact people are shocked at this or that it was illegal at all.

I just assumed it was the way of the world.
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i thought this was just the way it worked over there, I'm actually surprised that thats not meant to happen...
Honestly me too. Got a stupid kid? Buy us a new library and you're in.
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