Who was behind the college admissions scandal?
Abby is joined by Wall Street Journal Higher Education Reporter and Co-Author of Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & The Making Of The College Admissions Scandal, Melissa Korn for a lesson on the “Operation Varsity Blues” scandal.
Melissa explains how college admissions counselor Rick Singer orchestrated the conspiracy that allowed wealthy parents to pay for their children to be accepted into elite schools. Melissa looks at the high-profile universities and celebrities involved in the scheme, and the legal consequences that were at stake. Later, she discusses the impact that the scandal had on the college admissions process as a whole and explains why the system is so fiercely competitive today.
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