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Extensive Cheating Scheme to get into Major Universities

Old 03-15-2019, 11:43 AM
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In my day we had to compete against the Affirmative Action kids with inferior scores and grades to get into college. In one science class we were discussing the atom, and one of the AA kids asked if we had the knowledge to split the atom. I looked at him and asked him if he ever heard of Nagasaki or Hiroshima.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ajgraz View Post
Here's my favorite bit:

"There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy and there will not be a separate criminal justice system either," (U.S. Attorney) Lelling said. "We're not talking about donating a building so a school is more likely to take your son or daughter, we're talking about deception or fraud."

I guess he meant to say, "There can only be a separate college admission system for the obscenely wealthy."
I actually have no problem with a school letting Becky in because her daddy built the school a new library, gym, dorm, engineering building, etc. Maybe instead of taking 5,000 kids they took 5,001 with Becky. More importantly, tens of thousands of kids will get the benefit of the new building for many years. It's when the money goes into just one person's pocket that I get upset.
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Old 03-23-2019, 12:39 PM
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Old 03-23-2019, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by G8RDave View Post
I actually have no problem with a school letting Becky in because her daddy built the school a new library, gym, dorm, engineering building, etc. Maybe instead of taking 5,000 kids they took 5,001 with Becky. More importantly, tens of thousands of kids will get the benefit of the new building for many years. It's when the money goes into just one person's pocket that I get upset.
yea that is a very valid point to me

another thing I always laugh at with the economically challenged is when they bring up the cost at private schools in particular and especially ones with huge endowments

1. it is amazing that people are too stupid to understand how an endowment works and they cannot grasp why that greedy university does not cash out that endowment and pay everyone's tuition for a year or two or why they do not build a bunch of new buildings or hire a bunch of faculty (of give those socialist 6 figure faculty members a raise)

2. after being too stupid to understand how an endowment works they do not realize that at a lot of those schools the endowment pays for the tuition for a lot of students so at many schools 60%+ of students get significant financial aid that cuts the cost of tuition way down and at some schools probably 25% to 30% pay no tuition at all

and those that pay full tuition are covering the cost of the financial aid to many other students......who knew socialist would be so stupid as to not understand that when you charge "greedy rich people" full price and then charge "the poor" a highly reduced rate those "greedy rich people" are subsidizing "the poor" and they are paying WAY MORE than their fair share" because after all they are all getting the same education at the same school, but one is paying significantly more for it out of pocket

3. that does not mean that I believe that the cost for some private schools are not stupid high, but if someone comes from a family (or they themselves) and can afford it or MAKES THE CHOICE to take the loans knowing full well what they will pay then that is their CHOICE

but at most of the top private schools if you qualify for loans then you probably also qualify for a severe reduction in tuition paid for by "greedy rich benefactors" (some that might even expect their kids to get admitted) or by people paying full tuition
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