We all (and She) knows she did wrong. Her & her husband are being fined BIG
time. Don't mess with her livelihood! Yes they were wrong! They are
paying for it. She is a fantastic Actress; has worked hard at it. She was in
sooo much of the Hallmark channel shows. Dropping them off the shows is hurting
us all. The Loughlin's know they did wrong. It is costing them big bucks!
They were trying to better their kids; and are now paying for it. But
what is happening is known as "Double Jeopardy". We can not be tried
twice for a crime; why do it to her? She is a wonderful actor; with many good
shows to her acclaim. "This Double Jeopardy is wrong!" And yes; she is
in many of the shows I watch. And don't want to loose not seeing her.
We have long known about "legacy admits" at elite colleges. Of course,
having a parent who attended an elite college has never been quite the same as
having a parent who attended who is now able and willing to make a large
donation.I don't have much problem with that, to be honest.
These donations fund much needed facilities, colleges have made a case--however
weak and obtuse--that there is value to having alums with long standing ties to
the school, and the number of kids who got in this way was quite small.This overt bribery though is nuts. $500,000 to get someone to cheat on an
admissions decision? Wouldn't that same amount, going directly to the
school have bought a legacy admit?At the end of the day, though, the
numbers are fairly small. A hundred or so rich kids pale in comparison to the
number of seats taken from better applicants because of affirmative action
admits.Is the overly righteous indignation really about cheating a
better qualified student out of a seat, or more about being upset that a rich
kid got a benefit of being rich? Newsflash, every person posting here is
"rich" compared to much of the world's population. Time to stop
In order to have cheating one must have rules.Colleges use testing
(ACT or SAT) to gauge academic preparation. They also use K12 grades to
determine which applicants are likely to succeed in the higher education realm.
And if there are more good applicants than they have capacity for, they pick the
ones most likely to succeed. No one seems to have a problem with those rules.In these cases, slots appear to have been filled not on the basis of
merit but on the basis of other considerations, not merit. And preferential
treatment not based on merit just chafes some people something fierce.By the way, favoritism comes in many flavors. We give self-righteous
raspberries to bribery but most colleges depend on donors gifts to the school,
whose children magically make the cut.How about the apple of
affirmative action? Is discrimination based on color or gender based on our
merit rules?How about athletic scholarships or those based on a
social agenda? Are they always the ones most likely to succeed academically or
is it just his size 16 shoes?Before you ride off on your high horse
to do battle with injustice, keep in mind that discrimination takes on many
@WorfI'd also like to add the following to your list:1)
Frauds2) Bullies3) Adulterers 4) Nepotism5) Liars
People of wealth and privilege buying special favors in an openly competitive
process that espouses equality for all is nothing new. Ever since I became old
enough to become sufficiently worldly wise, I've always known it's
been going on under the table.
Not justifying liars and cheaters, but our society is filled with it:* government in its many forms* school districts*
hospital/healthcare* drug trafficking* those taking benefits who
don't need it* businesses* media* spouses*
etc.What's crazy is cheating/lying people will criticize and
judge others who do much less.
There's a Hallmark Channel?
Good, cheaters, shouldn't be rewarded. I would like the other
50+ cheaters to receive the same shame.Cheaters and liars are bad
enough, those who use their wealth for nefarious behavior should loose a good
portion of that wealth in fines and prison time.Unfortunately, this
has gone on for a long time, make a huge donation or pledge of a donation to the
college you want your kids to attend, it's basically the same thing.Those accepting the compensation should also be jailed.