There’s A Deeper Systemic Problem in the College Admissions Scandal No One Is Talking About

Apr 6, 2019 by

by Richard Phelps –

Surely you have heard of the “Varsity Blues” scandal, in which the rich and famous purchased “side door” entries to elite colleges for their children with mediocre academic and athletic skills.

There were at least two ways they cheated: at two compromised testing centers in Los Angeles and Houston students were given preferential test administrations—alone with a proctor and extra time; and athletic coaches at elite schools were bribed to steer reserved admission slots for their sport to paying non-athletes.

The tactics were so brazen, the persons involved — both payers and payees — so publicly visible, and the dollar amounts so large, one may wonder how the perpetrators thought they could get away with it. I wonder why the investigation required the intervention of an “outside” enforcement agency, the U.S. Department of Justice.

Apparently, the tipster was the father of a Yale University student. We know the result of him choosing to report his suspicions to the federal Justice Department. We will never know what might have happened if he had chosen, instead, to report his suspicions directly to the College Board, the producer of the SAT.

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