‘Everybody Else Just Gets Left Behind’: Warren Reacts to ‘Stunning’ College Admissions Scandal

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Federal prosecutors for the Department of Justice announced Tuesday they’re prosecuting the largest college cheating scam, with 50 people charged for their involvement in a bribery ring aiming at getting affluent family’s children into the nation’s top colleges and universities.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has made it a focus in her political career to hold wealthy people accountable for any shady actions. She told ABC News on Tuesday that the college admissions cheating scandal is just another way wealthy people continue to abuse their influence.

“This is just stunning,” she said. “I mean, the notion that people thought they could keep cheating like this and build this, evidently build this huge cheating network in order for the children of the rich and the powerful to make it into fancy schools. To me, it’s just one more example of how the rich and powerful know how to take care of their own, and everybody else just gets left behind. I think that’s wrong.”

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Among the 50 people charged in the scandal are actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, known for their roles in “Desperate Housewives” and ‘Full House,” respectively.

They’re two of the 33 parents charged in the scam, along with nine college athletic coaches, two SAT and ACT exam administrators, one exam proctor, and one college administrator.

Federal prosecutors said those involved paid up to $6 million in bribes to get their children into elite schools.

In some cases, the parents and athletic coaches participated in elaborate hoaxes, such as a Yale women’s soccer coach who was allegedly paid $400,000 to accept an applicant who didn’t play soccer.

The schools named in the scam include Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, University of Southern California, University of Texas, UCLA, and Wake Forest.

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I. Chin
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“Deserves got nothing to do with it.”–Will Munny, Unforgiven

If any one believes fairness is part of the admissions I’ve got some block-chain currency to sell you.

No duh! The system has always been rigged by the elite for the elite. The elite gets to choose their own, just like applying to a club. It’s about maintaining appearances and elitism. q.v. Sidwell, Chelsea “Mediocrity” Clinton, the Obama daughters.

Rocky Drummond
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“The system has always been rigged by the elite for the elite.”

Just like our current corrupt political system.

Morte206
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Gee Liz and just how has your claiming Native American heritage helped Native Americans?

You’re just as dicey, with your hypocritical squawking, as those charged with seeking to give their children a leg up.

Phyllis Softa
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The Boston Globe obtained and released a copy of Sen Warren’s application to Rutgers law school. She used no minority status to get entry. But I think this is one of those Al Gore said he invented the internet memes that despite his actual claim being available for anyone with the internet to see, people still claim he said it.

Morte206
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I actually wasn’t referencing any one particular incident with Sen Warren. It was more of a general sentiment.

I. Chin
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How selectively you ignore her lie on applying for the TX bar, her professional listings, or her contributions to Powwow Chow.

Either she’s working a delusion for all it’s worth or she’s consciously gaming the system for all she’s worth. It’s probably both, just like these parents.

Phyllis Softa
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Logic is not your strong suit. How does something on applying to the TX bar get anyone into undergrad or law school? What article did you perceive you were posting under?

Did you perceive TX gives away law license to those claiming to have American Indian heritage? One would still be required to pass the Texas bar exam. So, how did she gain the system?

I. Chin
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Logic follows patterns. So does lying. Show your work Phil.

Also, nitpicking ninny, the BAR, means you’ve attained your JD and are applying to practice law in that state by demonstrating competence. For someone who slavishly worships lawyers I suggest you ask one about that.

Phyllis Softa
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The determination of “demonstrating competent” IS PASSING the Texas BAR EXAM. No candidate can do so simply on applying. Please don’t take my word for it, google it.

I. Chin
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You keep evading the initial questions. Again you are lacking lack of focus, iogic, and very likely dishonesty. Just like Liz.

banstan
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C’mon Screw. You know that certain LIARS are GOLDEN to philly. As Chad has so eloquently said before here, “the common trait among leftists is that they have no self awareness of their hypocrisy….as obvious as it is to the rest of us ‘normal folk'” No use in trying to argue with her about HER LIAR.

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