Volume 28 Number 3
The college admissions scandal captivated the nation when it broke. More than forty wealthy parents were charged in the operation, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. The allegations were almost unbelievable: in an FBI investigation dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues,” streams of wealthy parents were alleged, and indeed, many subsequently pled guilty to, bribing and cheating their kids’ way into elite colleges and universities, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of California Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and the University of Texas. The investigation uncovered that the children sometimes faked learning disabilities so that they would be able to take the tests at facilities where staff had been paid off: parents paid between $15,000 and $75,000 a test to participate in this cheating scheme . . .
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