College Bribery Scandal Embarrasses U S Education System

Mangele

Village Elder
#1
It's no secret that wealth brings advantages when it comes to sending your kids to college. Rich and famous parents can donate large sums of money to schools or lean on their names and connections. Some ritzy colleges explicitly prefer the children and grandchildren of alumni — at Harvard University, an investigation found last year that these "legacy" admits were over five times more likely to get in than the average Joe.


Yet federal prosecutors say that for 33 wealthy parents, these advantages were not enough. A college consultant named William Singer, of Newport Beach, Calif., pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a cheating scheme that included bribing SAT test proctors and college coaches on behalf of these families.
The indictment names prominent actresses and business leaders. It alleges crazy stunts — like having a stand-in take a college entrance exam, photo-doctoring to paste a student's head onto the body of an athlete, bribing college sports coaches and paying up to $75,000 for falsified exam results, all in the name of getting their kids admission through what Singer called "a side door" to schools like Yale University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Southern California.


https://www.npr.org/2019/03/13/7029...llege-some-context-for-the-admissions-scandal
 

KamauLM

Village Elder
#5
The education system is crooked all over the world. America is corrupt too the only difference is Africa lacks an industrial revolution.
 

Mangele

Village Elder
#9
But they sang "Hillary for president"
:p


Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has dismissed the DPP Noordin Haji’s publicized breakdown of graft list by ethnic groups.
The list was meant to end the claims that the graft war targets Kalenjins.

In what brings a fresh twist to the politicized war on graft, he claimed Deputy President William Ruto’s political enemies had hatched a plot to assassinate him if the scheme to portray him as corrupt does not succeed.
 
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mbwakali

Village Elder
#10
This is double-speak. Blacks and other minorities with lower grades than whites who deserve it are allowed into the same colleges because of the "affirmative action" law.
If whites with the same grades 'pay' their way into the same system that disregards merit... Inaitwa scandal!!
Malcom X tried to warn niggas about the consequences of the civil rights act in 1964 na wakamchukia tu sana.

There's no way you can accept inherent 'special privileges' yet at the same time demand 'equality' from a system that trapped you into accepting those special privileges.
 
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Okwonkwo

Village Sponsor
#11
:p


Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has dismissed the DPP Noordin Haji’s publicized breakdown of graft list by ethnic groups.
The list was meant to end the claims that the graft war targets Kalenjins.

In what brings a fresh twist to the politicized war on graft, he claimed Deputy President William Ruto’s political enemies had hatched a plot to assassinate him if the scheme to portray him as corrupt does not succeed.
meanwhile kule Baringo watu wanakufa njaa as they yap about mtu wetu...
 

Mangele

Village Elder
#15
But they sang "Hillary for president"
Federal prosecutors announced agreements Monday with five Bay Area parents charged in the college admissions scandal who will plead guilty this month to fraud in exchange for cooperating with the government.
They were among 13 parents and a former tennis coach who prosecutors said Monday agreed to plead guilty.
Two of the Bay Area parents, Bruce Isackson, 61, and Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, will also plead guilty to one count of money-laundering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. The U.S. Department of Justice said the couple paid bribes, then deducted the payments from their federal income taxes as charitable contributions.

The couple could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $500,000 — but with their cooperation, they could receive leniency. The charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.
Isackson, a real estate developer, and his wife admitted paying $600,000 to a phony charity to fraudulently get their two daughters into UCLA and the University of Southern California. A bill introduced in the California Legislature in response to the scandal, AB136, would outlaw such deductions at the state level.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow...ions-scandal-guilty-pleas-20190409-story.html
 
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