March 13, 2019

Another way to buy your kid into college

The Root -Turns out that wealthy people including actresses, actors and business folks have been involved in a scandal that includes all kinds of crazy allegations to get their children into prestigious institutions.

But it looks like the president’s son-in-law, holder of Ivanka’s hand and a security clearance he didn’t earn, was ahead of the curve. Author Daniel Golden put Jared Kushner’s game on front street in his 2006 book, The Price of Admission, where he questioned how Kushner, a mediocre student at best, was accepted to one of America’s most prestigious institutions: Harvard.

“My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their underachieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations,” Golden wrote for the Guardian in 2016.

“It reported that New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner had pledged $2.5 million to Harvard University not long before his son Jared was admitted to the prestigious Ivy League school, which at the time accepted about one of every nine applicants. (Nowadays, it only takes one out of 20).”

A former official at the Frisch School in Paramus, N.J., where Kushner attended, told Golden that there was no way that Kushner was going to Harvard on merits alone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh come on, is this really new News? It can't be...

Is there nothing more "American" than throwing one's weight around, donating gobs of money in order to get something that they really, Really want?

And do we really think that these people, when finally out of University, aren't somehow given a cush Management job in some corporation... someplace, just maybe not in daddy's company like we have in Jared's instance.

However, at some point, there must be an 'end' to how many cush Management jobs can be provided for these genotypes, and maybe they will begin fighting among themselves, and maybe it'll be the end of corporate War on labor because then even labor will be 'inbred'.

Just a thought.