The wealth and fraud shown in the college admission controversy has touched on talks on privilege and the deficiencies in the application process. Thirty-three parents have been accused of paying to produce their children's credentials to bypass the college enrollment process.
The backlash has been widespread, although answers were given from the White House. Colleges have already started to do something about coaches and administrators. Parents accused of the scandal have had professional consequences.
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Rick Singer, accused of being the leader of the $ 25 million scandal, said many of the scandal involved were unaware of the actions their parents went through to ensure their inclusion.
Songs organized for students' exams must be corrected after they have completed them or taken for them, legal documents said. Prosecutors also claimed that parents worked with Singer to create false, non-existent athletic profiles, even as far as editing their children's heads on stock photos of athletes.
The actions for which the parents are accused raise the question of whether the students themselves were involved in the plot.
"The idea that [the students] would miraculously come in and not believe they had any help, it just makes no sense," said Midwin Charles, a lawyer and the founder of the law firm Midwin Charles & Associates LLC, at a recent episode of "Business Insider Today."
Some cases of the alleged fraud led parents or the coach to ensure that students were stuck to sports they never played. A private equity firm agreed to have his son be a prominent football player at his University of Southern California application, although his school did not have a football team according to the criminal complaint.
"If you've never messed up the crew and suddenly you show up on a university campus and you're part of the crew media, there's something," Charles said.
According to the criminal affidavit, a student deliberately cheats to bet on SAT in 2015, and a proctor who received exam answers to a student "gloated" with her and her mother Elizabeth Henriquez "that they cheated and got rid of it . "
The argument that these students are deserving of their spots in these schools reiterates the debate on affirmative action.
"What people fail to acknowledge is that affirmative action is an access policy where they are allowed to consider the individual's race for diversity. But that does not mean that this person is also not qualified," Charles said. "If you encounter a person of color [in] a high elite school or even job, trust and believe that the color person is qualified for the job."
The scandal of the scandal is due to the fact that privileged students already have an advantage in the admission process, Charles said. Legacy hospitalization practices have also been subject to criticism. Because a parent has the means to participate or donate money to a school, some say legacy is considered a form of affirmative action.
"People tend to forget that there is affirmative action for wealthy students," Charles said. "You can't get specific jobs without having a higher education. The system is stacked in favor of those who can afford the tutor. These students [involved in the scheme] fell into this group, yet their parents still chose to bypass the hard work. and just cut a check. "
To hear the full interview with Charles and her statement as to why college college students probably knew about it, see the full episode of" Business Insider Today "below.