BREAKING: Latino Students Get Into College Without Bribing Anyone
More Latino students are attending college than ever before - and their parents aren't bribing administrators to get them in.
College admissions scam reveals wealthy parents paid up to $6.5 million in bribes to get their kids into college. But, please, tell me again how affirmative action is the real problem.
Since 2000, the number of Latinos enrolled in an undergraduate program has more than doubled according to the U.S. Department of Education. And college graduation rates are rising.
Luisa Nava, President of the Latino Leadership Club here at CGHS, received multiple scholarships and grants to Carthage College. Luisa will be designing her own major around chemistry and criminal justice. Congrats! @CaryGroveHS @NeilLesinski pic.twitter.com/KZNmn5yUZM— CG Student Services (@CaryGroveStServ) March 13, 2019
Many Latino students have to work harder and with fewer resources than wealthier students, not just to make the grade, but to pay for school and help their families make ends meet.
Yet people claim that minority students only get into college because of affirmative action, taking spots from "more deserving" students.
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Meanwhile, wealthy parents are using their considerable resources not just to give their kids an edge, but to straight up buy their admission.
The FBI's "Operation Varsity Blues" cracked open a massive college admissions scam in which wealthy parents, including actresses Lori Loughlin (Full House) and Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives, Transamerica), paid up to $6.5 million to help their kids cheat on exams, pay off coaches to pretend the students were athletic recruits, and bribe school officials to look the other way - all while pretending the money was for charity.
Unfortunately, these wealthy parents probably won't get sentenced to do any real time...unlike some minority parents, who are actually serving years of jail time just for trying to help their kids get a better education.
Remember Tanya McDowell?— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) March 13, 2019
She got 12 yrs for sending her 6 yr old son to Norwalk CT’s Brookside Elementary School while she ‘lived’ in Bridgeport, even though she was homeless.
She was convicted of 1st-degree larceny for “stealing“ an education.
But, #CollegeCheatingScandal pic.twitter.com/sDnGLHlxwk
Meanwhile, these uber-wealthy students don't appear to appreciate or even understand the value of the opportunity they've been handed.
Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade, casually remarked on her Youtube channel:
“I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend ... but I do want the experience of like game days, partying. I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.”
And why should they? They didn't earn it.