The College Admissions Scandal du Jour: My Two Cents

The college admissions indictments are shocking on many grounds, and many useful insights have been offered. One pundit, for example, views the matter as a conflict between what he terms “the rich and the fuck-you rich.” The former can afford to give $350 million for a building, while the latter must settle for bribing a coach for half a million or so.

All very interesting, but here is my main takeaway:

What a terrible way to treat your kid! Put him into a university where he cannot thrive—or benefit from education appropriate to his talents. And, on top of that, put the hapless kid into a situation where he’s constantly in danger of being exposed as a fraud.

They may not be the fuck-you rich. But they surely are the fuck-you parents.