Before reading the article:
On Tuesday, federal prosecutors charged 50 people in a brazen scheme to buy spots in the freshman classes at Yale, Stanford and other big-name universities in what they called the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.”
In “Here’s How the F.B.I. Says Parents Cheated to Get Their Kids Into Elite Colleges,”
The scheme was as brazen as it was elaborate: Dozens of wealthy parents, according to court documents filed Tuesday, paid millions of dollars in bribes to secure the admission of their children into elite universities.
Test scores were inflated, essays were falsified and photographs were doctored, all in an illicit effort to gain entry to schools such as Yale, the University of Southern California and Georgetown.
“We help the wealthiest families in the U.S. get their kids into school,” said William Singer, the founder of The Edge College & Career Network, in a phone call with a parent he was helping to cheat, according to the charging documents. “There is a front door which means you get in on your own. The back door is through institutional advancement, which is 10 times as much money. And I’ve created this side door in.”
What is your reaction to the scandal? What questions does it raise about the college admissions process? Does it change how you think about your own chances of getting accepted to the college of your choice?
Now, read the article, “Inside the Pricey, Totally Legal World of College Consultants,” and answer the following questions:
1. What is the Ivy Coach company? What services does it offer to students? How much can the full-service package cost?
2. Dana Goldstein and Jack Healy, the authors, describe a “perfectly legal world of gaming the college admissions process.” What do they mean by gaming? What examples do they provide to illustrate their claim?
3. Why have some colleges made standardized test scores optional for students applying for admission? How does this policy help to maintain a level playing field for students applying to college?
4. William Singer, a college admissions consultant, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice. What were some of the ways he secured admissions for students? Which did you find most noteworthy or surprising?
5. How does Brian Taylor, managing director of Ivy Coach, distinguish the services his company provides to parents and students from the illegal actions of consultants like Mr. Singer? Do you think it is ethical for companies like Ivy Coach to charge a large fee for their services?
6. How profitable is the education consulting industry? What factors have led to its growth?
Finally, tell us more about what you think:
— What is your reaction to the article? What details stand out to you? Do you think educational consultants are providing a valuable service or an unfair advantage?
— How important for you is getting into the “right” college? Do you feel pressure or anxiety related to the college admissions process? Why do you think some parents are willing to pay so much money to get their children into college?
— Has your family ever hired a private consultant or have you ever attended test preparation classes to help you get into a school? If yes, tell us about the experience. Would you consider using a private consultant if you believed it would improve your chances of getting into college? How much would you be willing to pay? Would you be willing to hire a consultant for your own children? How far would you go to get them into college?
— In “‘What Does It Take?’: Admissions Scandal Is a Harsh Lesson in Racial Disparities,” Jennifer McReynolds, an African-American parent whose son is a senior in high school and has applied to six universities, including Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, says:
Over and over we have told him that to be positively recognized, you have to have an incredible work ethic and you have to be above reproach. You often hear talk about pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and that college admission is based on merit. What this story tells me is that the playing field is not level based on race and wealth.
What do you think of Ms. McReynolds’s comment? Do you think the college admissions process is fair? Or is it an uneven playing field? What message does this scandal send to high school students who intend to go to college?
— What are the lessons of the scandal? How can we reform the college application process?
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甘肃省快3开奖结果走势图【即】【便】【是】【死】【亡】【主】【宰】【布】【下】【的】【屏】【障】，【也】【不】【可】【能】【阻】【挡】【天】【地】【意】【志】【的】【降】【临】。 【看】【到】【被】【取】【出】【了】【神】【格】【的】【中】【位】【神】，【真】【的】【成】【功】【将】【风】【之】【元】【素】【玄】【奥】【领】【悟】【到】【大】【成】，【并】【且】【获】【得】【了】【天】【地】【意】【志】【的】【承】【认】，【死】【亡】【主】【宰】【平】【静】【的】【面】【容】【上】，【也】【终】【于】【露】【出】【一】【丝】【微】【笑】： “【选】【择】【体】【外】【成】【神】。” 【中】【年】【男】【子】【自】【然】【是】【按】【照】【死】【亡】【主】【宰】【的】【要】【求】，【选】【择】【了】【灵】【魂】【两】【分】。 【天】【地】【意】【志】
【一】【分】【钟】，【水】【芊】【芊】【又】【何】【尝】【不】【明】【白】【意】【味】【着】【什】【么】，【现】【在】【再】【删】【掉】，【在】【网】【友】【看】【来】【就】【是】【欲】【盖】【弥】【彰】。 “【不】【用】。” “【那】【这】【件】【事】【你】【打】【算】【怎】【么】【处】【理】？” “【先】【放】【着】【吧】，【明】【天】【回】【去】【再】【处】【理】。”【她】【从】【未】【对】【自】【己】【的】【过】【去】【做】【过】【任】【何】【掩】【盖】，【早】【已】【料】【到】【有】【一】【天】【会】【被】【人】【翻】【出】【来】。 【既】【然】【是】【早】【晚】【的】【事】，【她】【又】【怎】【么】【可】【能】【没】【有】【一】【点】【准】【备】。 【曝】【出】【来】【也】【好】
【云】【潇】【书】【的】【本】【意】【是】【给】【他】【们】【制】【造】【一】【个】【幻】【想】，【让】【他】【们】【以】【为】【魅】【是】【被】【大】【家】【共】【同】【杀】【死】【得】，【那】【么】【她】【的】【真】【正】【实】【力】【才】【能】【继】【续】【保】【持】【的】【下】【去】。 【当】【然】【过】【程】【中】【有】【伤】【损】【是】【必】【然】【的】。 【不】【过】，【她】【有】【分】【寸】，【不】【会】【闹】【出】【人】【命】。 【在】【看】【到】【现】【场】【差】【不】【多】【了】，【她】【音】【调】【一】【转】，【受】【她】【控】【制】【的】【众】【人】【眼】【前】【就】【出】【现】【了】【这】【么】【一】【幕】。 【百】【里】【绝】【宸】【与】【云】【潇】【书】****【通】【力】【合】【作】
【【接】【不】【上】【上】【文】【的】，【去】weibo【上】【看】，【上】【一】【章】【被】【屏】【蔽】【了】，weiboID：【二】【灿】【的】【喵】】 【第】【二】【天】，【安】【然】【醒】【过】【来】【的】【时】【候】，【已】【经】【是】【十】【一】【点】【了】，【身】【边】【的】【那】【个】【男】【人】【已】【经】【起】【来】【了】。 【揉】【了】【揉】【酸】【疼】【的】【腰】，【想】【起】【昨】【晚】【的】【疯】【狂】，【安】【然】【脸】【上】【忍】【不】【住】【再】【次】【烧】【了】【起】【来】。 【过】【了】【许】【久】，【温】【度】【才】【逐】【渐】【降】【了】【下】【去】。 【换】【上】【衣】【服】，【揉】【了】【揉】【有】【些】【发】【颤】
【牛】【二】【一】【边】【赶】【车】，【一】【边】【听】【着】【马】【车】【上】【这】【群】【孩】【子】【们】【叽】【叽】【喳】【喳】【的】【声】【音】。 【这】【都】【傍】【晚】【了】，【怎】【么】【他】【们】【精】【力】【还】【是】【这】【么】【旺】【盛】？？ “【哥】【哥】，【娘】【之】【前】【明】【显】【是】【骗】【我】【的】，【这】【里】【真】【好】【玩】【儿】，【比】【咱】【们】【府】【上】【好】【玩】【多】【了】。” 【小】【九】【抱】【着】【旺】【财】【佯】【装】【在】【睡】【觉】，【不】【想】【搭】【理】【小】【家】【伙】【儿】。 “【舅】【舅】，【你】【说】【对】【吧】？”【见】【小】【九】【没】【有】【回】【复】【自】【己】，【二】【狗】【又】【转】【头】【去】【问】【胖】【墩】甘肃省快3开奖结果走势图【主】【动】【掉】【马】【【跪】【下】【认】【错】】
【见】【状】，【众】【人】【也】【不】【好】【再】【继】【续】【问】【下】【去】。 【一】【旁】【的】【温】【苑】【发】【现】【男】【孩】【始】【终】【没】【有】【睁】【开】【过】【眼】【睛】，【眼】【中】【闪】【过】【一】【丝】【疑】【惑】，【不】【由】【地】【出】【声】【说】【道】：“【夫】【人】，【为】【何】【你】【儿】【子】【不】【睁】【开】【眼】【睛】【呢】？” 【听】【到】【温】【苑】【的】【疑】【惑】，【正】【哭】【的】【不】【能】【自】【已】【的】【妇】【人】【身】【体】【顿】【时】【僵】【了】【片】【刻】，【而】【一】【旁】【的】【男】【孩】【身】【体】【抖】【了】【抖】，【悄】【悄】【地】【往】【妇】【人】【的】【身】【旁】【移】【了】【移】。 【随】【即】，【妇】【人】【将】【儿】【子】【抱】【在】【怀】
【月】【色】【渐】【渐】【的】【暗】【沉】【起】【来】，【厢】【房】【早】【已】【没】【有】【了】【声】【音】，【一】【行】【人】【急】【速】【匆】【匆】【的】【归】【来】，【脸】【上】【挂】【着】【几】【许】【严】【肃】【之】【意】，【显】【然】【没】【有】【追】【回】【伏】【魔】【琴】。 【文】【冲】【就】【这】【般】【在】【廊】【道】【的】【一】【角】【安】【静】【的】【睡】【着】【了】，【身】【上】【的】【血】【迹】【早】【已】【晾】【干】，【整】【片】【月】【琴】【宫】【都】【陷】【入】【一】【片】【荒】【乱】【之】【中】，【一】【片】【片】【打】【斗】【凌】【乱】【的】【痕】【迹】，【让】【整】【个】【殿】【宇】【显】【得】【几】【分】【落】【寞】。 【月】【琴】【宫】【众】【人】【回】【来】【之】【后】，【带】【着】【那】【散】【落】
【心】【里】【没】【来】【由】【的】【有】【点】【心】【疼】。 【打】【开】【手】【机】，【里】【面】【有】【很】【多】【短】【信】，【还】【有】【很】【多】【未】【接】【来】【电】，【每】【一】【条】【都】【是】【江】【一】【博】【发】【过】【来】【的】。 “【姚】【姚】，【我】【回】【来】【了】，【一】【路】【上】【真】【的】【很】【累】。” “【一】【想】【到】【我】【将】【见】【到】【你】，【心】【里】【就】【没】【来】【由】【的】【开】【心】。” “【你】【有】【看】【到】【我】【发】【的】【信】【息】【吗】？【我】【给】【你】【买】【了】【一】【个】【礼】【物】。【你】【会】【原】【谅】【我】【吗】？” “【你】【是】【不】【是】【没】【有】【开】【机】，【我】【打】