They’re Already Rich. Why Were These Parents So Fixated on Elite Colleges?
03.13.2019 -- Wealth. Connections. Even, in some cases, fame. The parents indicted in the sweeping admissions-bribery scheme unveiled this week seem to have had everything going for them.
But they've been charged with mail fraud by the U.S. Justice Department for paying millions of dollars to an organization whose methods included cheating on college entrance exams and having applicants pose as recruited athletes to secure their children's admissions to selective colleges, like Yale and Stanford Universities and the University of Southern California. Why would they go to such great lengths to get their children into an elite college? Here are some possibilities...[Read more].