Last week over fifty people were indicted in a college admissions scandal codenamed “Operation Varsity Blues”. Parents were accused of paying to get their children into top colleges. The two biggest names attached to this scandal are Lori Loughlin, from Full House, and Felicity Huffman. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannuli, allegedly paid William Singer around $500,000 to make their two daughters look like they were being recruited for the crew team at the University of Southern California. Felicity Huffman was accused of paying Singer $15,000 to have someone take the SAT’s for her daughter to get her a better score.
This is a huge problem in America right now. Many rich parents feel as though they can just buy their child’s way into the countries top colleges if they don’t have the credentials to get in on their own merit. It is questionable as to whether all of the children involved in this scandal knew anything about it. If I was one of the children involved in the scandal I would be really hurt that my parents did not believe in me enough to get in on my own and they bought my way into a top college. My spot could have gone to someone who has worked really hard to get in a top college but did not get in because they did not cheat the system.
This scandal just goes to show that many rich people think they can just flaunt their money and they will get what they want. Now I know that it is not the case for everyone that could be considered rich, but it does seem like the top one percent think that they should get the things they want just because they have a lot money than the average person.