>>>THIS WEEK OF THE STUNNING COLLEGE SCHEME THAT HAD PARENTS PAYING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO GET INTO WELL-KNOWN UNIVERSITIES. COACHES ACCEPTED BRIBES TO SAY THE STUDENT WAS SPONSORED FOR THE SPORT WHEN THE STUDENT DIDN’T EVEN PLAY THE SPORT. THE STORY SHINES A LIGHT ON WEALTH, PRIVILEGE AND CORRUPTION AROUND THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS. HARRY SMITH SHINES OUR SUNDAY’S SPOTLIGHT ON AN ORGANIZATION THAT ACTUALLY HELPS DISADVANTAGE STUDENTS FINDING THEIR WAY TO A GOOD SCHOOL.>>Reporter: THIS WEEK WE WERE DUMBFOUNDED BY A WHOLE NEW CATEGORY OF MARCH MADNESS.>>WE ARE TALKING ABOUT DECEPTION AND FRAUD. OF WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO TO ENROLL THEIR CHILDREN IN ELITE COLLEGES.>>THE FACT THAT PEOPLE WOULD LIE OR CHEAT OR BRIBE TO WIN A SPOT AT THESE INSTITUTIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN. IT TELLS YOU THE VALUE OF THESE DEGREES. IT SHINES A LIGHT ON HOW MUCH WE PERCEIVE THESE SPOTS TO BE UNATT UNATTAINABLE.>>Reporter: DEBRA BEALE HAS BEEN HELPING POOR AND WORKING CLASS SCHOOL KIDS GETTING INTO COLLEGES.>>THERE IS SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE RESOURCES AND WHO WANT A SHOT AND A CHANCE TO GO TO THOSE SAME SCHOOLS.>>WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RACE AND GENDER.>>Reporter: BEALE IS THE FOUNDER OF THE POSSY FOUNDATION.>>HOW MUCH STUDENTS HAVE YOU SERVED.>>WE SENT OVER 9,000 STUDENTS TO COLLEGE. THEY WON AN ASTOUNDING $1.4 BILLION FROM OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS. THEY GRADUATED OVER 90%.>>THAT’S CRAZY.>>Reporter: PART OF WHAT’S FAILING AMERICA’S FAILING SYSTEM IS DEPENDENCE ON TEST SCORES.>>WE LIMIT OURSELVES WHEN WE SO NARROWLY DEFINE EXCELLENCE. THERE ARE SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE EXTRAORDINARY TALENTED WHO ARE BLACK, NEW IMMIGRANTS OR FIRST GENERATION WHO ARE SMART AND CAN EXCEL AT ANYONE OF THESE INSTITUTIONS. BE BEALE’S STUDENTS SPENT EIGHT MONTHS IN A COLLEGE PROGRAM. WE MET SOME THIS WEEK. THEIR THOUGHTS OF THE CHEATING SCANDAL.>>ALL OF US HERE WENT THROUGH THREE ROUNDS OF INTERVIEWS AND WORKED SO HARD TO GET TO WHERE WE ARE AND TO KNOW THAT PEOPLE OUT THERE BECAUSE THEY HAVE MONEY TO BE WHERE WE WANT TO BE IS SO DISAPPOINTING.>>DOES IT FEEL THAT THE PLAIN FIELD IS NOT EVEN?>>IT FEELS LIKE NO MATTER HOW YOU GO ABOUT THINGS, IT IS GOING TO BE AN UNEVEN GAME.>>Reporter: THE DECK AS IT WERE IN AMERICA IS MORE SEVERELY PITCH FOR SOME THAN OTHERS. ASIA MORALES, SHE WONDERS IF SOME PARENTS AND STUDENTS HAVE LOST PERSPECTIVE.>>REPLAY PLACING ALL THE WEIGHT, OF THE VALUE OF EDUCATION AND WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE USING IT FOR.>>Reporter: IT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE

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  1. Sports stars are usually black so diversity is on college collrges. Getting extra points for being under affirmative action get ahead of white poor.

  2. This Singer guy said he did this for 800 rich families. Don't let the mainstream media sweep this under the rug by only covering this for a week. 800 rich families is a major crime and don't be surprised if these media people that are also rich are involved too.

  3. white people are at the biggest disadvantage, theyre purposely excluded in favour of minorities. face it though, colleges have lost credibility on every level.

  4. This is so stupid. How can they let people get away with crap like this? I knew something wasn't right about College when some famous people said that College "was not worth it"

  5. Lmao white people are stupid for doing this stuff because what they don't realize now it's gonna be even more of a outrage for people of color to get into these schools and some schools gonna automatically pick people of color over whites. You dumb mutherfuckers did to yourself hahaha 🤣🤣🤣🏅🏆

  6. Yes and there were also parents that paid that money and then plane that money that they used as a pay off on their taxes so that's even more fraught

  7. Don't forget about affirmative action and profiling.  Asian Americans have to score like 3x more than everyone else to get into the same schools, earn the same work place positions, and are often time overcharged in the private sector for the same commodities.

  8. This is not too surprising. Non-academic factors are becoming increasing important. Notice the continuation of this trend in the video's suggestion that SATs should be de-emphasized. A result of this is that many of the people with lower Scholastic Aptitude Test scores do in fact have less aptitude for scholarship. Others have correctly claimed that most colleges are really two colleges in one: an academic college with traditional courses of mathematics, hard sciences, and professions, and another college with a set of non rigorous courses for the less academically inclined. Rich white people can see that their non-academically inclined children could survive in that environment and look for ways to get their kids in. For girls, the title nine rules, based on the false assumption that girls like sports as much as boys do create a massive loop hole in the barrier. Girls need only display some aptitude (real of fictitious) in some minor sport that nobody cares about. The situation just begs for this kind of abuse.

    The take away for someone trying to get into a school they don't academically qualify for:
    1) Get several DNA analyses in hopes that one will show you are in some "disadvantaged" group so your mediocre grades and scores will be good enough to get you in..
    2) It that does not work, find a women's college sport that is unpopular and practice it enough to bluff your way into a sports admission. Boys will have to claim they are women trapped in male bodys.
    3) If that won't work, find a elite college entrance fixer who hasn't been caught.
    4) If you can't afford a fixer, join the military for the training and save yourself $100+K.

  9. WOW! shes said over 9000 students and $1.4 billion. That means each student received more than $140,000.Awesome!

  10. The United States universities or just like our government run by money a president and a board that can't be influenced and bribed just like our government unless you and I will agree to make education a benefit to everyone this type of thing will always continue just like money in government will always corrupt just look at the Trump Administration and how many of his appointees have had to go because of misdeeds

  11. American Colleges are RACIST and CORRUPT institutions.
    To get in you need to be BROWN or you need to BRIBE them.
    If you do get in, they teach you — first and foremost — how to be Brown Racists like "La Raza" (The Race) and how to be Corrupt like Crooked Hillary.

  12. If Your a Democrat You are More likely to get into an Elite College…49 of the 50 charged in this Scandal are Democrats…Liberal Colleges Want Liberal Students… Corrupting the Youth is there ultimate motive.. keeping there Voter Block secure…Now they turn to allowing Illegals the right to Vote… allowing 16 year olds the right to Vote… Democrats Will Lie, Cheat and Steal to get ahead, these people are the Same as a Jussie Smollett…or worst, a Hillary Clinton…. #WalkAway

  13. FBI got these clowns, but I am sure there are thousands more that went under the FBI's radar, and smiling. The rich will always win.

  14. mainstream emotional liberal propaganda. boohoo boohoo. tears falling down… soo emotional so heartfelt. let's open our border entirely and let everybody flood into our college system. boohoo

  15. what is so sad is that a lot of kids were probably told they didn't pass and really they did, parents working hard making sure they have some money to get their kids in school because a lot of kids do work hard and desire it, but as usual the rich and famous find a way to be selfish and greedy not that they didn't have the money to send their children , but they knew their kids didn't want to go and they knew they wouldn't and couldn't pass any test to qualify them for college so they take from a child that should have been there, this is probably been going on for centuries and I feel parents that paid so much money for their kids to go to these schools should get some money back.

  16. IT'S HILARIOUS HOW ALL THESE RICH CHEATERS ATTACKED PRESIDENT TRUMP AND WERE ON THE LIBERALS, LIBERAL MEDIA, AND DEMONRATS SIDE AND NOW THEIR BEING DEVOURED BY THE SAME LIBERAL AND LIBERAL MEDIA THEY ONCE BACKED AND DONATED THEIR MONEY AND FAME TO!!! 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
    SOOOOO SATISFYING!!! 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂

  17. "Dumb founded."… That's a bit drastic. We have had Hollywood people who have murdered other, killed themselves, overdosed, faked assaults on themselves, and molested children. Who was "dumb founded"..? I sure wasn't. Hollywood is filled with narcissists. They aren't special. Their job is to pretend they're something they're not. That's called a weirdo in the real world.

  18. I can see the 2 arguments, poor minority vs middle class/rich whites…. both teens didn’t choose their place, both have upper hand in college, it’s a fact.

  19. Wow, the rich breaking the law and getting away with it while they label the working class as "lazy." Not surprising at all.

  20. They want to eliminate test scores because SAT or IQ tests are strictly meritocratic and result in differential success for different ethnic groups. We certainly can’t have that!

  21. It's not cheating when the powerful own Yale Harvard, all the ivy League schools not one poor disenfranchised Hispanic, African-American would ever get into those colleges without their mothers or fathers being, wealthy famous or work in power industries that run in the same elite social circles.

  22. At least we are knowing what Americans are doing in every way from politics to education,freedom of speech to biased media outlets and justice system

  23. You get help if you are not white. You get breaks if you are not white. Whites are never helped. See she said blacks and immigrants. What about poor WHITES?

  24. To be honest poor white and asian students are the ones that are most screwed by this. Other poor minorities who qualify for these colleges have good chance due to affirmative action. Which I think is good, but the system is not working properly as of right now.

  25. Huh? NO. NO NO NO NO NO. This highlights the ADVANTAGES you get when youre rich and stupid. ADRESS THE PROBLEM IDIOTS. ITS RICH ENTITLEMENT.

  26. she is so full of S**T. It is because of the destruction of admission criteria based on a score grading system, that gives the possibilities of these scandals. If a standardized test system is set up, follow it, especially the part of standardized tests for STEM subjects. This is the best way to eliminate the inequality of admission. Instead, she is promoting all kind of alternative methods to subjectively evaluate a student, this is where things went wrong in the first place.

  27. Ohh not only does this affect the disabled but those who worked hard at studying.
    It's a scam. Scam has been going on for decades. Clepp tests are also compromised.

  28. THIS BS… really… JAIL TIME FOR CRIMINALITY….. even when a relative is THE CRIMINAL! WE Will WANT JUSTICE FOR ADOS😠… JAIL THE CRIMINALS!!!!😡

  29. but why are people acting like they didnt know rich people paid for their kids to get into top schools ? If you have money you can afford stuff average Americans can not

  30. The elite bribe and cheat to get their kids into the best colleges yet the middle and lower classes are being told that college degrees are not worth pursuing. Think about that…

  31. "I'm a strong independent woman. I can make my own money. I don't need a successful husband. I'm not a gold digger LIKE LISA! What normal woman gives her children a real estate developer for a father ?? Stupid Lisa! She's a gold digger! She's dependent on her hus…. WAAAAAAA! My kids are disadvantaged and can't get into university while Lisa's can afford any university on earth. Waaaa. Waaaa".

    HAAAA! Haaaaa! HAAAA! Haaaaa!

  32. At least money is earned. Race is something your born with. Getting into college based on race is just as bad, if not worse, than getting in with bribes. The only fair way is through math and logic testing. You get a lower score, you go to a lesser school.

  33. Actually it highlights the kind of corruption that is spawned through government control.

    There is no reason why a school can not charge a lessor student more. The only reason this corruption happened is because the free market was outlawed

  34. THIS is why student loan debt needs to be forgiven/erased. It's a fraud and a scam. And even middle class parents helped set their kids up for failure by telling them ANY old degree would be worth it financially.

  35. This buying college admission and a degree has been going on for a long time and needs to be stopped! The FBI
    has just scratched the surface of this problem. I'll try to keep this
    story short, during the early 1980's I had an opportunity to work for a
    company that was awarded a high profile engineering project for NASA I
    was very excited to be apart of it. However, it didn't take long to
    realize something was wrong. The group I was in was headed by a Man that
    was the most arrogant person I had ever met. He had a Masters Degree
    form one of America's top schools for Engineering and never let you
    forget it. As an Engineer he was a total buffoon nothing he designed
    worked. What he became very good at was blowing smoke and conning
    people. He put good Engineers on important task's and took credit for
    their work at the same time surrounded himself with the mediocre
    Engineers who protected him and ended up with high paying cushy jobs. I
    realized he was a fake! By this time all the good Engineers were
    leaving. So he came up with a strategy he hired outside Engineering
    consultants to do the work that this company was supposed to be doing
    which caused the project to go over budget well into the Millions I
    thought this would end his career but no! He was called a genius and
    received an increase in pay and authority. I took it upon myself to
    talk to the upper management about this. What I learned was his Father
    was in the upper leadership of one of America's leading industries with
    an income well into the high millions. He had a stack of signed letters
    of recommendations from leading Scientist's, Engineers and industry
    leaders. I was told with his backing and support it was impossible to
    anything about him! After that I was blackballed and took a Job in
    working with commercial Jets of which I'm now retired from. It was much
    more rewarding as the quality of your work is what was important. As for
    that Man last I heard he was on his way to becoming a CEO of a large
    firm. Getting into College and graduating should all be based on merit
    only! Handing degrees to people who are not qualified is Socially
    destructive and irresponsible!

  36. You have to have far sight. Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck is lecturing at Harvard so that his two young children can attend Harvard in the future. Donate couple millions to establish the Arnold Schwarzenegger Institute at USC.

  37. Dear students, this is truly, truly, a teachable moment for empathy and understanding. You feel it is unfair for the elite to cut in line when you have worked hard, followed the rules, done all that was asked of you, but they just sailed right in ahead of everyone else who was doing the right things. I don't blame you. Now, consider you are an immigrant who has filled out all the papers, jumnped through the hoops, paid the fees, taken the classes, etc., and came here legally and you see millions of people enter the country illegally. That's not fair, either, is it? Add to it that an entire political party has now EMBRACED this unfair illegal short-circuiting of the law. Imagine if all the citizens right now took the side of the Loughlins and Huffmans and said to you, too bad, so sad, they're already in so who cares? See what I mean?

  38. KELLEY WILLIAMS-BOLAR went to jail for 9 days… Just for using her daughters father's address to register her kids in an out of district school. Let's see what happens to "Aunt Becky"!

  39. The biggest crime in this entire scandal in my opinion is deprivation of entry to these top colleges to deserving students who have studied hard to qualify and worked hard to pay for the SATs and school fees! The perpetrators need to be punished very hard so that this type of fraud will not occur again and we can “Make America Intelligent Again!”

  40. The 800 parents that paid bribes to get their kids in prestigious colleges made a huge mistake, they could have paid about $75000 per year tuition to enroll their kids into Medical or Dentistry Schools in the Caribbean easily. No questions asked!! LOL

  41. …what makes me sick is these big news organization commentators are the rich and privileged, too. how can they stand there and talk about it when they are really talking about themselves???? hypocritical….

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