University Scam

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 14, 2019

         FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAVE ARRESTED AND ARE CHARGING MORE THAN 40 PEOPLE WITH AN ELABORATE SCAM INVOLVING SPECIAL TREATMENT AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO CIRCUMVENT COLLEGE ADMISSION STANDARDS AT SEVERAL ELITE UNIVERSITIES. THE ACCUSED INCLUDE TWO PROMINENT TV ACTRESSES.

         SOME OF THE STUDENTS WERE PLACED ON SPORTS TEAMS WITHOUT THE SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THOSE SPORTS. SOME ALLEGEDLY FAKED INJURIES AND WERE PUTOFF THE TEAMS, BUT NOT OUT OF THE UNIVERSITIES.

         THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT GIVEN TO STUDENTS AT MAJOR UNIVERSITIES. SOME GIVE MINORITIES SPECIAL TREATMENT IN THE NAME OF DIVERSITY, DISCRIMINATING AGAINST WHITE MALES. ALUMNI HAVE AN EDGE WITH THEIR KIDS, AS DO WEALTHY CONTRIBUTORS TO A SCHOOL.

         THIS CASE, THOUGH, INVOLVES DIRECT PAYMENTS TO ONE MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY PAID BRIBES TO COACHES AND OTHERS TO GET CHILDREN OF THE WEALTHY INTO THESE SCHOOLS. WITHOUT HIS HELP, THE FEDS SAY, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GAIN ADMISSION ON THEIR ACADEMIC OR ATHLETIC SKILLS. IN THE AGE OF ANYTHING GOES, NOTHING SURPRISES ME. I’M CAL THOMAS.