How a Bombshell Bribery Scandal Illuminates the ‘Corruption’ of College Admissions
William Brangham, PBS NewsHour
High school students and their parents know all too well just how intense the competition for college admissions can be. But yesterday's announcement from federal prosecutors was still a shocker.
Some 50 people, including famous actors, business leaders, and college coaches, were arrested and charged for allegedly participating in a bribery and cheating scam to get students into elite schools. The case was called Operation Varsity Blues.
Jeffrey Selingo, who covers higher education issues, discusses the stunning charges in this interview.