What Next: The Side Door Into College

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The FBI submitted indictments this week into the largest college admissions scam they’ve ever prosecuted. Celebrities, millionaire parents, and college sports coaches are among the dozens charged in a scheme that sought to get wealthy kids through a “side-door” of college admissions. One that guaranteed them entry to top-tier universities.
The admissions system has always favored the wealthy. Can that be fixed?
Guests: Andy Thomason, editor at the Chronicle of Higher Education. And Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford dean and author of How to Raise an Adult.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin
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