Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rich Whites Cheat Their Way Into College

Not all, of course, but a study of Ivy League colleges and universities shows that around 15 percent of the white kids in attendance did not meet the academic entrance requirements. Instead they were admitted because their parents made large contributions to the school or had a lot of pull with the alumni association. Is this a form of affirmative action for dumb rich white kids?

Check it out:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/news/2007/10/author_rich_white_kids_get_mor_1.html

2 comments:

Speedmaster said...

What about lower and middle class white kids?

ShutterSparks / KW2P said...

Speedmaster: If their parents aren't rich enough to give the school a fat endowment in exchange for bending the academic rules then the student has to meet the normal academic entrance requirements.