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RECENT NEWS BRINGS ATTENTION TO THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A nationwide admissions scandal captured headlines and sent shock waves through the higher education community this week. The U.S. Justice Department indictment accuses dozens of high-profile parents of making payments to the nonprofit arm of a college preparatory business that rigged standardized tests and bribed college coaches to guarantee admission for their children. The case exacerbates existing systemic concerns, including athletic and legacy preference, as well as the influence of wealth. Revelations that students were instructed to feign disabilities to qualify for testing accommodations have riled advocates for children with legitimate learning challenges.

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