Another College Cheating Scandal: Personal Essay ‘Editors’ Reveal How They Cheat for Rich

Another College Cheating Scandal: Personal Essay ‘Editors’ Reveal How They Cheat for Rich

Tarpley Hitt

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Last week, the sting operation dubbed Operation Varsity Blues exposed a long list of well-heeled and well-known parents who rigged the college-admissions process, in part if you are paying proctors and ringers to take or correct tests for his or her kids. Not even after news of the scheme broke, critics rushed to indicate that celebrity parents like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman did need to break n’t the law to game the system.

For the ultra-rich, big contributions might get their name on a science building and their offspring a spot at a top-tier school—an option California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently called “legal bribery.” Even the moderately wealthy can grease the admissions process with extensive SAT tutoring or, more problematically, college application essay editing.

Within the admissions process, there’s a top premium regarding the personal statement, a 500-word essay submitted through the most popular Application, about some foible or lesson, which is designed to give readers a better feeling of the student than, say, a standardized test score. Continuar leyendo «Another College Cheating Scandal: Personal Essay ‘Editors’ Reveal How They Cheat for Rich»