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Meritocracy is a myth invented by the rich

In reality, there can be never be such thing as a meritocracy, because there’s never going to be fully equal opportunity.

Over 30 wealthy parents have been criminally charged over a scheme in which they allegedly paid a company large sums of money to get their children into top universities. The duplicity involved was extreme: everything from paying off university officials to inventing learning disabilities to facilitate cheating on standardized tests.

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College admissions scandal reveals the dark side of helicopter parenting

Don’t Miss: The college admissions scandal reveals the cost of bribing your way into Yale: $1.2 million. Richard Reeves, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and author of “Dream Hoarders” wasn’t shedding any tears for the schools mixed up in the matter, and reserves his thoughts for the students who were deprived of a place at these schools. Affluent parents are determined that their kids don’t go below the “glass floor” they establish, he said.



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