A lingering question in the college admissions scandal: Why?

You’re rich and famous and have all the connections and money you need to set your kids up for life. Why scheme to get them into an elite school?

A lingering question in the college admissions scandal: Why?

For wealthy families, securing your child a spot at an elite school can be the ultimate status symbol.


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  1. Their children are that lackluster.

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  2. Money doesn’t buy intelligence

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  3. Because they realized that on an even playing field, a doorknob stood a better chance getting into college than their kids lol?

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  4. Becuase it’s not enough that they have all that they also need to deny the lower classes access to everything they can.

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  5. please dont show UCLA in this article..

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  6. Because the rich feel superior and think they can do whatever they want.

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  7. Because they are not kids they are trophies. Part of the accessories to flaunt…

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  8. The parents were ‘caught up” in the scandal?? What?? they sought this out. they did this this was not some innocent accident.

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  9. So they can tell the world how brilliant their offspring are. It’s ego.

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  10. You think getting into an elite school is the only scandal they are involved with? It’s a lifestyle for some people…

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  11. Most of these kids could care less! They don’t need college, since mom and dad will set them up for life and they can party, do drugs and not waste their time in some elite college learning nothing..

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  12. Because they know their kids won’t make the cut – glad to see this exposed!

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  13. Especially since YouTube Betty said she didn’t want to go to school🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️

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  14. For these entitled, spoiled celebrities, getting their kids into prestigious colleges is another status symbol.

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  15. Status, it’s all about the status. always better than the rest

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  16. It is a version of Thorsten Veblen’s conspicuous consumption. Nothing more than an attempt to maintain a display of socio-economic power and social status.

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  17. The daughter is YouTube famous for wearing clothes and lipstick right ? She was probably too busy preparing for that than learning from her expensive tutor.

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  18. You can sell anything and get it back except honor.

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  19. Keepin up with the Jones’s, just to make your family look relevant.

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  20. Maybe because you’re good at making money, but suck at raising kids?
    BTW, this has been happening for DECADES.

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  21. People don’t go to private schools to study and work hard to get a good job…. rich people go to private schools to socialize and meet other people.. etc… 🙂

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  22. I wonder if any will really be able to answer that honestly. I hope so because I think we really need to know. If the 10% are this insecure about their children’s future how do you think the 90% feel? Is winning at any cost with money always the decider putting our best and brightest sons and daughters at a disadvantage? How might that shape this country, or the world? Money/greed/status does not the best humans make, but if often pushes exactly those often shallow folks into positions of power where the ability to connect or empathize with those “beneath” them has been lost so long ago.

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  23. Rich, famous, have all the connections, and white.

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  24. Probably not a scheme probably there being generous to a institution.

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  25. Because they feel entitled to have the prestige of children graduating from top of the line schools whether they deserve it or not. It comes with the smug feeling of superiority having money but no real class, they are trying too hard to be worthy of the money and fame they feel is their right.

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  26. It’s about bragging rights

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