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Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among more than four dozen people charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that involved paying up to $6 million to place their children into elite universities, according to court records revealed Tuesday.

The alleged scam -- which involved placing students in top colleges such as Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Southern California, UCLA and the University of Texas -- was run by a man in California, William Rick Singer, who helped parents get their children into the schools through bribes, court documents unsealed in Boston showed.

Most of the students did not know their admission to the school were due to a bribe, authorities said.

The children’s parents would pay a specified amount of money fully aware it would be used to gain college admission. The money would then go toward an SAT or ACT administrator or a college athletic coach who would fake a profile for the prospective student — regardless of their athletic ability, according to the charging documents.

Singer, who owned the company Edge College & Career Network, would help his clients' children by having another individual take SAT or ACT tests on behalf of the students.

Huffman and her husband allegedly helped their daughter with her college admission by making a “purported charitable contribution of $15,000...to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme,” the documents said. “Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so."

The court documents also stated that "[Loughlin] agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team -- despite the fact that they did not participate in crew -- thereby facilitating their admission to USC."
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I thought this was the norm.
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"Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among more than four dozen people charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal"

https://www.foxnews.com/us/college-e...-exam-cheating

Well, you don't say? You mean they didn't "follow the rules" as the non-privileged folk do?

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I think the norm was not to get caught.
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Eventually people will figure out the elites, really don't believe they should have follow the same laws and rules they demand the common folk must. They actually believe they are entitled to a different standard because of who they are.
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So their kids deserve the best without earning it, huh? Everybody else's kids don't deserve a shot, eh? Typical.


And dang, there goes some respect for Lori.
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Liberals. If it weren’t for double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.
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FNC just reporting that Felicity Huffman has been arrested.
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Eventually people will figure out the elites, really don't believe they should have follow the same laws and rules they demand the common folk must. They actually believe they are entitled to a different standard because of who they are.
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FNC just reporting that Felicity Huffman has been arrested.
Bill Macy can bail her out.
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Hmmm. Tiffany Trump?
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FNC just reporting that Felicity Huffman has been arrested.
If one doesn't have money one can always claim to be an American Indian for minority race-based privileges.
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If one doesn't have money one can always claim to be an American Indian for minority race-based privileges.
Yep.
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Is anybody surprised?

Look at anybody who is highly connected. Their kids always, ALWAYS, somehow end up at an Ivy League or Ivy-equivalent (top 30 non Ivy League schools). You think it's just a coincidence? Get real. It's as crooked as it gets.

College admissions is a joke. The highly connected and minorities make out splendidly. An Asian, Jewish, or Caucasian middle class Male? Better prepare to go to a school ranked 40+ slots lower than your true achievements earned you. All in the name of "fairness".
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Originally Posted by Slo Yelo C5 View Post
Is anybody surprised?

Look at anybody who is highly connected. Their kids always, ALWAYS, somehow end up at an Ivy League or Ivy-equivalent (top 30 non Ivy League schools). You think it's just a coincidence? Get real. It's as crooked as it gets.

College admissions is a joke. The highly connected and minorities make out splendidly. An Asian, Jewish, or Caucasian middle class Male? Better prepare to go to a school ranked 40+ slots lower than your true achievements earned you. All in the name of "fairness".
I have a radical idea.
Let's follow the example of MLK and base admissions on grades without judging people on race or bribes.

Nah, too radical; too conservative.

Waiting for AOC to agree that race based admissions should be outlawed.

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Seriously, wake me up when the rich and politically connected are NOT pulling strings or greasing palms to get special treatment...for themselves or their kids.

Do you really think JFK, who was alleged to have a generally unremarkable IQ and work ethic, got into Harvard on his own merit?
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Seriously, wake me up when the rich and politically connected are NOT pulling strings or greasing palms to get special treatment...for themselves or their kids.

Do you really think JFK, who was alleged to have a generally unremarkable IQ and work ethic, got into Harvard on his own merit?

Nope. We just didn't have the #MeToo level of hypocrisy from figures back then applied to everything as it is now.
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Originally Posted by 30YR W8T View Post
Eventually people will figure out the elites, really don't believe they should have follow the same laws and rules they demand the common folk must. They actually believe they are entitled to a different standard because of who they are.


Here's an example . .

Jared Kushner, was accepted into Harvard University shortly after his father donated $2.5 million to the Ivy League school in 1998 ..

Administrators at Jared’s high school reportedly said his GPA and SAT scores did not warrant his admission...
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Here's an example . .

Jared Kushner, was accepted into Harvard University shortly after his father donated $2.5 million to the Ivy League school in 1998 ..

Administrators at Jared’s high school reportedly said his GPA and SAT scores did not warrant his admission...
Yep. If you're rich, you're probably doing it to some degree. This is not a "liberal" issue, it's an entitlement issue. There is a reason why Trump threatens lawsuits to anyone who could release his grades and SAT scores...... they're probably Kushner-esque, unimpressive, and certainly not worthy of admission to Fordham.
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