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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

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    Lori Laughlin? This calls for a Full House pun.
    I didn't watch Full House, but I liked her in the Seinfeld episode she was in. She wanted Jerry to really get angry. I think he would be upset, peaved, or miffed about this.

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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    I owe it to the people to have a signature...so here goes nothing!

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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    No wonder they call us fly-over country. They live different lives.

    In our world, I'm hoping that my daughter puts in the hours to get a full ride with a high-enough GPA, and makes up other expenses with a part time job.

    In their world, tuition and living is irrelevant, all they need is a $mill to bribe the right people into letting their lower-quartile daughter in.

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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    Quote Originally Posted by DrollTide View Post
    No wonder they call us fly-over country. They live different lives.

    In our world, I'm hoping that my daughter puts in the hours to get a full ride with a high-enough GPA, and makes up other expenses with a part time job.

    In their world, tuition and living is irrelevant, all they need is a $mill to bribe the right people into letting their lower-quartile daughter in.
    Most folks not in the "flyover country" are dealing with the same things. It is really just a very small subset of these populations that think they - and perhaps do - play by a different set of rules. Even here in Alabama, firmly ensconced in the flyover, there are a group of people who have wealth, play by different rules, and control our policy direction in ways that further enrich themselves and their families over the whole of the state.
    I owe it to the people to have a signature...so here goes nothing!

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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    Quote Originally Posted by DrollTide View Post
    No wonder they call us fly-over country. They live different lives.

    In our world, I'm hoping that my daughter puts in the hours to get a full ride with a high-enough GPA, and makes up other expenses with a part time job.

    In their world, tuition and living is irrelevant, all they need is a $mill to bribe the right people into letting their lower-quartile daughter in.
    Hahaha, exactly! My wife and I are still saving for our daughter to attend university, but I have told my daughter that we will take a very nice month of travel if she earns a scholarship. We still value education in our house and know that you only get out of it what you put in.

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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    I can't get too fired up about this. I think it's a waste of time for the feds to investigate this.
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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    Ok - I'm gonna show how absolutely dumb I am (yet again).

    On April 11, 1987 (don't ask), I took my ACT for the third time. I'd done well on the first two (top 9%), but I needed one more point for a possible full ride to UA. I didn't have a driver's license at the time, and Mom had an appointment so she dropped me off at the university (MUW) to take my exam. She left, I realized I didn't have any ID and since I'd left my Iphone at home I had a real dilemma. Everyone coming in recognized me, knew me by name, called me by name. But since none of these were the test proctor/administrator, I was stuck. I got on the phone and got Dad at home and - if you can believe this - he hauled down a couple of high school yearbooks with my name by my picture. I took my seat just as they were about to start the timer for the first portion of the exam, English, which is a second language to us rednecks.

    Anyway.....every time I hear a story about how an athlete (David Palmer was accused of this) had someone else take his ACT/SAT, I sit there wondering how that's even possible without MULTIPLE assistants looking the other way. Two years ago (4/22/17 to be precise), I took an ASCP exam, and they're so fancy now, they have you check in with your thumbprint almost like Wesley Snipes used the dude's eye in "Demolition Man."


    So......how does this happen?

    I mean, even if you get a guy who is going to do this, you HAVE to have some assistance from the "right people" on the inside, or it won't work. You require someone to at least pretend that you are David Palmer, a short, black athlete well-known as the state's Mr Football...while being a tall, white dude who is athletically challenged. You have the same basic thing here.


    It seems to me it would require help.


    (Note: a friend of mine went to prison in the infamous Louisville VA scandal of 2008, which I'll explain if anyone has insomnia. That required TWO persons on the inside and on the take - and even then it got exposed about 4 years into the soup. They defrauded the VA over $2 million with 14 phony disability claims).
    Looks like the main guy behind it all William Rick Singer used the administrator of the exams to be able to make the changes.

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    In July 2018, college admissions con artist William Rick Singer allegedly reached out to Mark Riddell with a problem.

    Their scheme to help the son of one of Singerís clients ace his ACT exam was in jeopardy of falling through.


    According to a federal indictment released Tuesday, Singer had arranged a few weeks earlier for the student to take the ACT at a Houston public high school, where the exam would be proctored by an administrator he knew. Singer would then pay Riddell to secretly correct the studentís answers on the completed test and pay the administrator to allow him to do so.
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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    This is nothing more than the Wayne County High School Mississippi ACT scam that has been alive for almost 40 years-------------

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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    Bottom line: People (mankind) regardless of race, sex, religion, income/wealth, political or sexual orientation will find a way to game any system to advance their favored causes. It is the nature of humans. The ones that do not follow this pattern is in such a minority that finding a leprechaun is more sure.

    We punish those that are caught gaming the populace in order to maintain some semblance of order, fairness or civility.

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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    Aunt Becky? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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    Re: At Least 47 Indicted in Nationwide College Admissions Cheating and Recruiting Sch

    Just a barner.

    There goes Davis!

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