KQED News Special

College Admissions Bribery Scandal Rocks Nation's Top Schools

52 min
at 9:00 AM
Thirteen Bay Area residents, including Stanford's sailing coach, were among the 50 people charged Tuesday in a major college admissions bribery scheme. (Photo: Lisa Aliferis/KQED)

Thirteen Bay Area residents, including Stanford's sailing coach, were among the 50 people charged Tuesday in a major college admissions bribery scheme. The indictment alleges that suspects paid standardized test proctors to doctor their children's results and bribed college coaches to recruit kids who had never played a sport to gain entrance to schools such as Stanford, USC and Yale. We'll talk about the latest developments and what the scandal says about merit and access in higher education.

Guests:

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author, "How To Raise An Adult" and "Real American"

Leonardo Castañeda, reporter, Mercury News/Bay Area News Group

Paul Franz, research associate, Challenge Success

Eunice Jung, student, Stanford University

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