How High School Students Feel About the College Admissions Scandal
John Yang, PBS NewsHour
It's now been more than a week since federal prosecutors pulled back the curtain on the college admissions scandal involving wealthy parents, actresses, business leaders, and others who reportedly bought their students' admission into high-profile schools like Yale, UCLA, Georgetown, and the University of Southern California.
The story has sparked a wider conversation about critical flaws in today's higher education system, as well as the many legal advantages that the powerful and well-connected have had at their disposal for decades. In this interview, high school students weigh in on the issue with thoughts on what colleges and universities must do to make their admissions processes fairer and more inclusive.