“Haha. I mean we’re going to fight like crazy.”

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  1. charlie Says:

    The article mentions that one of the accused paid someone to take admissions tests for their sons in order to get into…..University of Oregon and Arizona?? Look, I don’t mean to be a snob, but neither one of those schools is selective. That’s especially true of Oregon.

    If you need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to get you darling into Zona or U of Owe, then they’re not in any way ready to attend college. Maybe that’s what this all about. Wealthy people paying hella money so as to not come to terms with reality…

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    charlie: I’ve had the same thought as I’ve looked at the decidedly non-selective schools for which these parents think they have to be involved in bribery – and you’re right that it doesn’t make sense unless you assume that their kids are outstandingly inappropriate for college. Given the money the parents have presumably been throwing at the problem for years, you do have to wonder what the deal is.

  3. charlie Says:

    Having taught high school and gaining familiarity with various unis, I can say that Oregon is the worst of the PAC12 members in terms of academics. The WSJ has said as much. Many of community colleges in the Bay Area of northern CA are better than UOwe, and I would say, a few of the other PAC12 members.

    But how would it look for those residing in the economic Top 10 to have any of their brood attend City College of San Francisco? Despite the fact that it’s one of the finest CCs in the country, and free if you live in the district, it would be unheard to put a CCSF sticker on your car if you live in certain zip codes. The value of placing a trademark of certain colleges is worth, in certain people’s minds, the cost of attendance. If you live in Marin County, which is north of San Francisco, and one of the tonier regions in America, it’s common to see “Colby,” “Amherst,” “Williams” adorning a back window. But never “CCSF,” or “Sonoma State.” It has little to do with education, rather, it’s a signal of status and conspicuous consumption. That’s the ugly undertone of the admission scandal…

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