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The bright side of the college admissions scandal — Quartz
It’s also evidence that elite universities have actually become much more meritocratic.
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5 weeks ago by po
College Admissions Scandal: FBI Targets Wealthy Parents - The Atlantic
For the parents charged in a new FBI investigation, crime was a cheaper and simpler way to get their kids into elite schools than the typical advantages wealthy applicants receive.
fraud  bribery  colleges  recruiting  inequality  corruption  wealth  inherited.wealth  elitism 
5 weeks ago by po
Actresses, Business Leaders and Other Wealthy Parents Charged in U.S. College Entry Fraud - The New York Times
[using this bookmark as a placeholder for many links on this topic:

"Varsity Blues and the Destructive Myth of Meritocracy"

"Inside the audacious college scheme to get kids of the rich and famous into elite schools"

"The College Bribery Scam Reveals How Rich People Use 'Charity' to Cheat
Anand Giridharadas explains how alleged payoffs to test takers and athletic coaches are part of a larger ecosystem of elite hypocrisy."

"All College Admissions Are a Pay-to-Play Scandal"

"One of Silicon Valley’s most prominent voices for ethical investing is implicated in a college admissions bribery scandal"

"What the role of one Silicon Valley entrepreneur reveals about the college admissions scandal"

"The unfortunate reality behind meritocracy"

"College Admission Scam Involved Photoshopping Rich Kids’ Heads Onto Athletes’ Bodies"

"Two CEOs. A wine magnate. A doctor: The Bay Area parents charged in a college bribe scandal"

"Why the College-Admissions Scandal Is So Absurd: For the parents charged in a new FBI investigation, crime was a cheaper and simpler way to get their kids into elite schools than the typical advantages wealthy applicants receive."

"In the college admissions game, even the legal kind, money has always mattered"

"Fifty charged in massive college admissions scheme"

"Bribes to Get Into Yale and Stanford? What Else Is New?: A new college admissions scandal is just the latest proof of a grossly uneven playing field."

"Bribery ringleader said he helped 750 families in admissions scheme"

"College admission scandal grew out of a system that was ripe for corruption"

"College Admissions Scandal Exposes Moral Rot at the Heart of US Plutocracy"

Additional articles and resource predating the scandal, but relevant to the topic.

[syllabus] "Reconsidering Merit(ocracy)In K-12, Higher Education, and Beyond"

"guest post: “legacy” admissions vs familial capital and the importance of precision"

"Against Meritocracy: Culture, power and myths of mobility"

"The Unfulfillable Promise of Meritocracy: Three Lessons and their Implications for Justice in Education"

"A Radical Plan to Combat Inequality in College Admissions: It's time universities began to think of themselves as producers of value, not arbiters of merit."

"Racial Literacy as a Curricular Requirement: A core curriculum must be institutionalized and mandated for all students, argues Daisy Verduzco Reyes."

"'I'm Tired Of Justifying My Admissions Letter To People'"

"White parents are enabling school segregation — if it doesn't hurt their own kids
This is what happens when anti-racism is no longer a major goal of educational policy."

"White progressive parents and the conundrum of privilege"

"How Elite Schools Stay So White" ]
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