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Old 03-12-2019, 02:57 PM   #1
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Massive College Cheating Scheme

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture...LL-gknsGjgdjEw

Love this story. Fucking uber-rich people.

Also love that people were paying to get their kids into my alma mater.
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  • Old 03-12-2019, 02:58 PM   #2
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    Re: Massive College Cheating Scheme

    Why not just pay a private tutor to home school your kids, give them straight A's and coach them on the SATs?

    Cheaper, legal and more effective.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 03:00 PM   #3
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    Why not just pay a private tutor to home school your kids, give them straight A's and coach them on the SATs?

    Cheaper, legal and more effective.
    Not sure it's more effective. $400k per student seems to be more effective.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 03:03 PM   #4
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    Re: Massive College Cheating Scheme

    College is a scam - what's the difference between what they did?

    This shit has been going on forever. All those universities are just a marketing gimmick to charge a shit ton more money for the same education you can get online
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    Old 03-12-2019, 03:05 PM   #5
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    College is a scam - what's the difference between what they did?

    This shit has been going on forever. All those universities are just a marketing gimmick to charge a shit ton more money for the same education you can get online
    This has nothing to do with education. It's all about prestige and superficiality.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 03:08 PM   #6
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    Why not just pay a private tutor to home school your kids, give them straight A's and coach them on the SATs?

    Cheaper, legal and more effective.
    why not just give a ton of money to the school? sounds like way less effort
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    Old 03-12-2019, 03:10 PM   #7
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    why not just give a ton of money to the school? sounds like way less effort
    Exactly - follow the lead of Adam's folks.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 03:35 PM   #8
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    Is it that tough to get into USC?!
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    Is it that tough to get into USC?!
    Google is saying they have an 18% acceptance rate
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    Old 03-12-2019, 03:43 PM   #10
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    Is it that tough to get into USC?!
    According to US News, they have a 16% accesptance rate.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 03:58 PM   #11
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    Re: Massive College Cheating Scheme

    Good state schools are usually hard to get into because in-state folks get a discount tuition so everyone applies.

    I remember a bunch of people from my HS getting denied PSU main, but getting into satellite campuses, for example.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 03:59 PM   #12
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    No one should be surprised by this story.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 04:05 PM   #13
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    Good state schools are usually hard to get into because in-state folks get a discount tuition so everyone applies.

    I remember a bunch of people from my HS getting denied PSU main, but getting into satellite campuses, for example.
    I know a lot of people who went the satellite route because of how hard it was to get accepted into right out of HS, and then transferred to main two years later. I transferred in from a different school.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 04:08 PM   #14
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    Re: Massive College Cheating Scheme

    btw USC is not a state school just so we are all on the same page

    none of the schools mentioned were a state school, other than texas
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    turns out the real affirmative action is being rich as hell
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    Old 03-12-2019, 04:11 PM   #16
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    Oh, for some reason I thought it was.

    Well...maybe then because the football team?
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    Old 03-12-2019, 04:11 PM   #17
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    def my favorite part about all of this is parents getting their kids to cosplay as like, fucking water polo players, and then taking pictures, while also telling the kids not to worry about why they were doing it
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    turns out the real affirmative action is being rich as hell


    Yea, I posted in Trump thread that I was confused because I thought all white people got into school purely on their own merit and nothing else.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 05:21 PM   #19
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    Why not just pay a private tutor to home school your kids, give them straight A's and coach them on the SATs?

    Cheaper, legal and more effective.
    Because your kid is a screw-up and isn't a good student and doesn't want to do the work.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 05:23 PM   #20
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    Still don't like a free college plan?
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    Old 03-12-2019, 05:30 PM   #21
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    def my favorite part about all of this is parents getting their kids to cosplay as like, fucking water polo players, and then taking pictures, while also telling the kids not to worry about why they were doing it
    that's what's so fucking weird

    donate a bunch of money. why do all of this extra work?
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    Old 03-12-2019, 05:35 PM   #22
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    that's what's so fucking weird

    donate a bunch of money. why do all of this extra work?
    Probably because it's easier to find out who donated to a university. Then their kid is stigmatized with that information as opposed to this seemingly below the radar plan. It's like full on rich folk helicopter parenting martyrdom.
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    Probably because it's easier to find out who donated to a university. Then their kid is stigmatized with that information as opposed to this seemingly below the radar plan. It's like full on rich folk helicopter parenting martyrdom.
    it's not like it's impossible to know if someone has super rich parents. especially if they are famous
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    Old 03-12-2019, 05:37 PM   #24
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    Gonna call Aunt Becky with the good heir.
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    it's not like it's impossible to know if someone has super rich parents. especially if they are famous
    Yeah, no doubt. I'm just saying that if your rich parent donates a bunch of money to the prestigious school you are attending it's hard to decouple those two things in people's minds. With this under the board scheme there is a patina of selection merit to cling to (as long as the whole thing isn't massively exposed one day).
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    turns out the real affirmative action is being rich as hell
    Sounds like a rap lyric or some shit you'd hear on The Wire. You have a hit.
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    Old 03-12-2019, 06:47 PM   #28
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    Re: Massive College Cheating Scheme

    List of people involved:

    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/201...OlZnH92S3O7pDg
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    Re: Massive College Cheating Scheme

    I am wondering a little bit how William H Macy is coming out of this as unscathed, well officially legally, anyway.


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    Obama's family tennis coach is on the wire.
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