Season 6 of "Full House" features an episode titled "Be True to Your Preschool." Lori Loughlin and John Stamos, who play the characters Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse, feel pressured to register their children in a prestigious preschool on the "right path" to success. While Uncle Jesse is the mastermind behind a plan that distorts the skills of his twins, Aunt Becky eventually displays his actions to the school's Admissions Director and rejects him: "I know you want what's best for them. "
This conspiracy should not be too far-fetched – its essence is eerily similar to the college's scandalous headlines plastering the news in recent weeks.
Oh, Lori. It is particularly poetic that this statement has returned in full rage as she is involved in the biggest scam of college admission in the United States. Ever. It is also ridiculously ironic that she played the "voice of reason" in an act she is now equally guilty of, and all for a spoiled child who has clearly stated that she does not want it or not in college want to be.
Some parents involved in the program paid between $ 200,000 and $ 6.5 million for the falsification of registration materials and obligations for high school athletes. This is more money than some minority students or their families have grown together comparatively throughout their lives. In 2017, Census Bureau's current Census Bureau surveys used black families to believe that each of the $ 100 of their white counterparts holds $ 5.04 in wealth more than one out of every four black households with zero or negative net worth.
That's exactly what I meant when I spoke about the privilege of admission. The affluent, disproportionately white elite has the unilateral ability to spend millions of dollars to subsidize not only the education of their students, but to facilitate the entire admission process. They can literally raise money on barriers that have traditionally limited the minority population and then have the audacity to become a victim in federal courts.