- Huffman, Loughlin, and Giannulli are among 50 people who have been accused of paying bribes to get their children into America's top colleges
- The Desperate Housewives star allegedly paid $15,000 to arrange for someone to secretly change her daughter's answers during the SAT exam
- Loughlin and husband allegedly agreed to pay bribes of $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to USC crew
Ruling Class College Cheating Scandal
Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:02 AM
Posted 13 March 2019 - 09:18 AM
- Isabelle Henriquez allegedly knew her parents were bribing her way into school
- Manuel and Elizabeth Henriquez allegedly paid $25,000 to have a 'proctor' sit with her during the SAT exam in October 2015
- The proctor allegedly sat 'side-by-side' with Isabelle and provided her answers to the test, then 'gloated' with her and Elizabeth about 'the fact they had cheated'
- Henriquez and his wife also allegedly paid Gordon Ernst, the school's tennis coach, $950,000 to designate their daughter as a recruit for the team
Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:43 PM
Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:28 AM
Funny thing. Why hire someone to bribe coaches, fake grades, SAT scores, to help your kid get in a side door, when you can walk right up to the front door and put the bribe directly into the school itself.
"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me because I'd like to hear it again," Groucho Marx (on market history?).
“I've learned in options trading simple is best and the obvious is often the most elusive to recognize.”
"The god of trading rewards persistence, experience and discipline, and absolutely nothing else."
Posted 14 March 2019 - 06:31 AM
A college tennis coach who also served as the personal instructor for former first lady Michelle Obama and her daughter, Malia, was among the 50 people charged by federal authorities in a sweeping college admissions bribery case announced Tuesday.
Between 2012 and 2018, Ernst allegedly accepted more than $2.7 million in bribes in exchange for placing at least 12 students on the Georgetown tennis team, including “some who did not play tennis competitively,” according to the indictment.
Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:33 AM
So many parents are forcing their kids to lead Instagram-perfect lives full of brag-worthy accomplishments right now. They all want to be Kris Jenner, coaching their kids into billion-dollar businesses.
“At least some of this is because people are used to instant gratification,” Servis said. “Whether it’s Googling something from a smartphone, the on-demand and instant nature of the media we consume or the immediate feedback from social media, it’s all about the results. Parents do not seem to have the patience or the fortitude to make their kids work for what they want.”
The point is that kids getting into elite colleges makes parents feel good.
Parents think, “I can’t accept my average kid when my peers’ kids are getting into good schools,” New York-based psychotherapist Karin Socci tells me. “And now, just as always, the kids will suffer the self-centered folly of the parents.”
Posted 18 March 2019 - 06:17 AM
Michelle Obama was admitted to and graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law.
I have been told by those on the inside that there are ways of recognizing affirmative-action admissions. Still, one almost feels sorry for Michelle. She was in so far over her head it is no wonder she projected her angst onto the white people around her. https://www.american...ns_scandal.html
“Told by counselors that her SAT scores and her grades weren’t good enough for an Ivy League school,” writes Christopher Andersen in Barack and Michelle, “Michelle applied to Princeton and Harvard anyway.”
Sympathetic biographer Liza Mundy charitably describes her senior thesis, "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community," as “dense and turgid.”
The less charitable Christopher Hitchens observed, “To describe [the thesis] as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn't written in any known language.”
Posted 19 March 2019 - 07:35 AM
- 'The richest of rich parents get him there by donating a library collection or buying a building.'
'The middling rich, like those in today's story, cheat .'
'The lowly rich hire people like me to write their kids' essays and letters, pull together their resumes, and figure out how to make years of abject mediocrity sound good.'
Leigh revealed these parents also hire 'special tutors and test prep gurus' to help children learn how to 'hack' the college admissions tests.