Down goes the credentialing system!
Two famous actresses made headlines Tuesday after they were charged in a massive college admissions cheating scheme. But Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were just two of 50 people who were implicated in the scandal.
Prosecutors accused more than 30 rich parents — including company executives, a professor, a jeweler, a fashion designer, and others — of paying massive bribes to get their children into elite schools. Several coaches and exam administrators were also involved, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston.
Read the entire list and take note to what they do for a living. Most are Californians. Of course, the names of two actress are all over the headlines, but I found it more interesting that at least two are test administrators for the College Board and ACT and that several others are/were coaches at major universities.
Oh yes and they all have a lot of money and, though I could be wrong, I’d wager that 90% lean to the left politically. That’s a conservative estimate, pun intended.
Several times, I’ve speculated in public that there’s a vast underground credentialing system — specifically for the Ivy League universities, but not limited to them — and been called crazy for it. So, you imagine that all my “I told you so” synapses are firing.
The thing I’m now wondering is when and if the other shoe(s) will drop. It’s certain that these few people aren’t even one percent of the fraud involved in college admission.
However, I want to thank everyone on that list – especially the actresses — for confirming something that we poor, broke rabble figured out some time ago.
The “elite” aren’t as smart as they pretend to be. If they were, their offspring would have inherited sufficient IQ points and drive from Mom and Dad to get into these elite universities on their own merit and they wouldn’t have to rely on their parents’ willingness to commit felonies.
Mom and Dad aren’t even smart enough to properly perpetrate a fraud.
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