Shame on the rich stealing college slots

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Korah Canney-Goddard

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Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin

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Recently there has been a bit of a ruckus in the news surrounding college admissions scandals. 

Some wealthy parents, and Hollywood celebrities, such as Lori Loughlin have been charged for bribing colleges or universities to accept their children into their schools when their performance didn’t merit acceptance. These parents are accused of hiring people to take the SAT’s and ACT’s for their kids in order to ensure that they get into these big-name colleges.

Loughlin, who is known for her role as Aunt Becky in “Full House,” was accused of paying bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having her two daughters designated as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team.

One small problem: Neither of Loughlin’s daughters participated in crew.

One of her daughters, Olivia Jade had no interest of going to college. In fact, her own mother ruined Olivia Jade’s image as a YouTube celebrity endorser and her shot with big beauty brands over the scandal.

Parents were paying people to professionally Photoshop pictures of their kids into sports teams action shots in hopes of deceiving colleges.

While any act of bribery is wrong, this is particularly egregious. People who are using their wealth to cheat and lie are afraid of facing the truth. The truth is that their kids aren’t qualified to attend some of these prestigious schools.

I even feel sorry for the children who didn’t know that they were being accepted to these schools through acts of subterfuge. They were also deceived.

However, for the kids who were aware of their parents’ actions, they are just as guilty.

Students in high school who are working part-time jobs, studying and excelling in school on their own merit, without the help of their parents, are having their spots taken by kids whose parents can buy them slots.

Praise students who are working for where they are today and give them the recognition that they deserve. Support and encourage your friends to persevere to be the best and beyond. For these rich kids whose mommies and daddies are paying for them to be accepted, they should only feel shame.