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Guilty admissions : the bribes, favors, and phonies behind the college cheating scandal / Nicole LaPorte.

Laporte, Nicole, (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 378.161 LAPORTE 2021 (Text) 0001002437562 Nonfiction New Checked out 06/01/2021

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An exposae of the Varsity Blues scandal reveals how an unscrupulous college counselor named Rick Singer preyed on the desperation of wealthy, upper class, insecure parents who sought to have their children admitted to elite colleges to maintain their ownsocial status.
Subject: Universities and colleges > United States > Admission > Corrupt practices.
Universities and colleges > United States > Administration.

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Guilty Admissions : The Bribes, Favors, and Phonies Behind the College Cheating Scandal
Guilty Admissions : The Bribes, Favors, and Phonies Behind the College Cheating Scandal
by LaPorte, Nicole
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Guilty Admissions : The Bribes, Favors, and Phonies Behind the College Cheating Scandal


This entertaining exposé on how the other half gets in tells the shockingly true story of the Varsity Blues scandal, and all of the crazy parents, privilege, and con men involved. Guilty Admissions weaves together the story of an unscrupulous college counselor named Rick Singer, and how he preyed on the desperation of some of the country's wealthiest families living in a world defined by fierce competition, who function under constant pressure to get into the "right" schools, starting with pre-school; non-stop fundraising and donation demands in the form of multi-million-dollar galas and private parties; and a community of deeply insecure parents who will do anything to get their kids into name-brand colleges in order to maintain their own A-list status. Investigative reporter Nicole LaPorte lays bare the source of this insecurity--that in 2019, no special "hook" in the form of legacy status, athletic talent, or financial giving can guarantee a child's entrance into an elite school. The result is paranoia, deception, and true crimes at the peak of the American social pyramid. With a glittering cast of Hollywood actors--including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin--hedge fund CEOs, sales executives, and media titans, Guilty Admissions is a soap-opera-slash-sneak-peek-behind-the-curtains at America's richest social circles; an examination of the cutthroat world of college admissions; and a parable of American society in 2019, when the country is run by a crass tycoon and all totems of status and achievement have become transactional and removed from traditions of ethical restraint. A world where the rich get whatever they want, however they want it.

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