Does it really surprise anyone that some well known celebrities and coaches in high-profile university sports programs have conspired to get rich kids admitted to prestigious colleges and universities?
Not this guy!
It’s my perception, right or wrong, that this kind of thing has been going on since the dawn of the ACT and SAT college entrance exams.
I’m thinking the entrance-cheating scandal would never have come to light, and charges against the accused would never have come, if the parents involved hadn’t tried to write off their “donations-bribes” on their federal income taxes.
The IRS frowns on that kind of thing when they find out regardless of who’s involved.
The only thing that has any degree of sadness in the story is that the moms and dads who were willing to shell out cash to get their kids in to schools they wanted to attend is that they apparently were pretty sure their kids were too stupid to do well on the entrance exams on their own.
Instead of jail time I propose those found guilty should pay fines that could be split up among the millions of Americans who got in to colleges legitimately and are now crushed with debt from doing so. Makes sense to me.
That’s the way I see it.