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Our Betters Get Busted

by baldilocks

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.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Fol­low her on Face­book, Twit­ter, MeWe, and Gab.

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by baldilocks

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.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, and Gab.

Hit Da Tech Guy Blog’s Tip Jar or hit Juliette’s!