To the Editor:
Re “U.S. Charges Rich Parents in College Entry Fraud” (front page, March 13):
The current scandal about a bribery scheme to get children admitted to elite colleges is only a jaw-droppingly egregious extension of the inequities at the heart of the college admissions process. We know that SAT and ACT tests favor the children of white, affluent, college-educated parents, those who can afford test prep tutoring and those who can pay to take the test multiple times.
“Holistic” admissions processes frequently focus on number of Advanced Placement classes taken, but bypass the valedictorian at the underfunded school with no APs. Extracurricular activities such as “working at the family gas station” or “babysitting my siblings” are not valued as highly as “unpaid internship at [my dad’s friend’s] law firm” or “tutoring underprivileged children in Ghana.”
Public conversations about affirmative action and access most frequently focus on the less than 1 percent of American college students who attend Ivy or other elite institutions, rarely including the more than 40 percent attending two-year colleges.
So let’s enjoy the made-for-TV train wreck (will Felicity Huffman play herself?), but let’s also have a substantive conversation.
Naomi Yavneh KlosNew OrleansThe writer is immediate past president of the National Collegiate Honors Council.
To the Editor:
In the current discussion concerning college admissions, it’s worth pointing out:
1. We all know people of remarkable achievement who went to colleges that either we never heard of or don’t regard as prestigious.
2. Far more important than the institution he or she attends is what a student brings to that institution in terms of purpose, commitment and goals. These are what determine success, not an Ivy League pedigree.
3. Five years after you graduate, nobody much cares where you went anyway. The world is grading you on other qualities.
Parents who game the system to get their child into a “name” school are undermining their child’s ability to compete on these terms. Fortunately — and this is critical to remember — the number of parents able to meaningfully influence admissions with money are very, very few. This is not a crisis.
Polk Laffoon IVCincinnati
To the Editor:
There is one major culprit in the college admissions bribery scandal: American society’s idolization of elite colleges. And there are millions of victims: the high school students who are explicitly or implicitly told each year that their intelligence and self-worth depend on their college acceptances.
I’m a high school senior, and I’ve witnessed and experienced how stress surrounding grades, standardized test scores and extracurriculars consumes high school students. The pressure to be admitted to a “good” college is almost inescapable. However, this notion of success didn’t spontaneously generate within students’ minds; it’s been taught to us.
Parents and adults need to tell high school students that attending an elite college doesn’t matter — and mean it. More colleges should follow Stanford and refuse to publish their application and acceptance rates (which would hopefully throw off the U.S. News college rankings). If the hysteria surrounding college admissions settled down, not only would it deter wealthy parents’ illegal bribes and legal donations, but it would also lower high school students’ stress levels.
Sabrina Chwalek Los Angeles
To the Editor:
What I don’t understand is that actresses like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have all of the advantages, as they are famous, wealthy and well connected, but somehow that isn’t enough for them. According to the charges, they still find it necessary to bribe, cheat and deceive to get their children into elite colleges.
Kenneth L. ZimmermanHuntington Beach, Calif.
To the Editor:
Re “The College Admissions Scam” (column, March 13):
As Frank Bruni suggests, no one should be surprised at the indictment of 50 parents, college administrators and test prep counselors. Financial aid, athletics recruitment, gifts, legacy admissions — all these and other devices are used to perpetuate the disparities of wealth in higher education.
And make no mistake, the unindicted co-conspirators here are the schools themselves and the leaders of our educational institutions who conspire to promote a system that rewards these “nonprofit” administrators so generously.
Reform will not come internally. That would take courage. Rather, this corruption of our notions of fairness and merit must be dealt with by responsible, as opposed to partisan, oversight. These multibillion-dollar institutions enjoy their nonprofit status and tax exemptions at the public’s expense. Given their abuse of our trust, they must be held to account.
Derek A. WittnerKennebunkport, Me.The writer is former deputy vice president of development at Columbia University and vice president for alumni affairs and development at The Cooper Union.
To the Editor:
The idea that being on the sailing team could give someone a leg up on admission to Stanford shows an absurd privilege out of the starting gate.
Silas KopfNorthampton, Mass.
To the Editor:
Re “Admission to College Is Still for Sale” (editorial, March 13):
Your statement that “this is infuriating for parents and students who chose to play by the rules in seeking college admission” is not limited to the college admissions scandal. It reflects how people feel, in general, about those in our society who do not play by the rules and benefit because of it.
It has led to cynicism and disrespect for law, and encourages similar behavior. It sends a terrible message to our young people: Exploit every advantage to gain the upper hand, morality and fair play be damned.
John A. ViterittiLaurel, N.Y.B:
百万心水论纭599088【应】【是】【天】【仙】【狂】【醉】，【乱】【把】【白】【云】【揉】【碎】。 【能】【写】【出】【这】【种】【诗】【句】【的】**，【方】【别】【真】【的】【很】【不】【想】【见】。 【苏】【轼】【倒】【是】【还】【好】，【毕】【竟】【是】【大】【舅】【哥】。 【而】【且】【自】【己】【跟】【他】【见】【面】【的】【时】【候】【一】【般】【都】【有】【大】【小】【姐】【在】【侧】，【所】【以】【他】【也】【没】【跟】【自】【己】【讨】【论】【诗】【歌】【知】【识】【方】【面】【的】【东】【西】。 【但】**【不】【同】【啊】！ 【这】【货】【万】【一】【喝】【大】【了】【要】【求】【大】【家】【一】【起】【写】【诗】，【然】【后】【人】【家】**、【苏】【轼】、【李】【清】【照】【几】【个】
【陈】【氏】【的】【法】【人】【陈】【彦】【东】【说】，【他】【父】【亲】【身】【边】【有】【一】【群】【死】【侍】，【专】【门】【干】【这】【种】【肮】【脏】【的】【事】【情】，【不】【管】【是】【辛】【馨】【还】【是】【马】【哥】，【都】【是】【这】【群】【人】【做】【的】。 【而】【这】【件】【事】【的】【原】【有】【是】【初】【月】【容】【始】【作】【俑】【的】。 【陈】【彦】【东】【因】【为】【是】【后】【来】【接】【手】，【他】【的】【事】【情】【没】【干】【太】【多】，【被】【关】【了】【一】【年】【就】【放】【出】【来】。 【而】【陈】【彦】【东】【之】【父】【在】【国】【外】【因】【病】【去】【世】。 【而】【一】【切】【坏】【事】【都】【没】【有】【干】【却】【摆】【脱】【了】【陈】【氏】【的】【纠】【缠】【的】
【呃】~，【这】【到】【底】【是】【要】【闹】【哪】【样】【哪】？【众】【人】【纷】【纷】【朝】【声】【音】【传】【来】【的】【方】【向】【望】【去】，【只】【见】【何】【姨】【娘】【正】【一】【脸】【羞】【恼】【地】【瞪】【着】【一】【个】【年】【轻】【妇】【人】，【那】【年】【轻】【妇】【人】【则】【一】【脸】【热】【切】【地】【望】【着】【沈】【鹤】【翔】。 【这】【不】【是】【二】【叔】【的】【那】【个】【妾】【室】【吗】，【还】【给】【他】【生】【了】【儿】【子】【的】，【怎】【么】【这】【妇】【人】【又】【说】【要】【嫁】【给】【自】【家】【夫】【婿】【的】？【蓝】【氏】【看】【了】【何】【姨】【娘】，【又】【看】【看】【沈】【鹤】【翔】，【一】【脸】【懵】。 【沈】【鹤】【翔】【没】【想】【到】【祸】【从】【天】【降】，【有】
【一】【月】【后】。 “【人】【送】【走】【了】？” 【暗】【黑】【的】【屋】【内】【点】【燃】【了】【灯】【火】，【一】【小】【尖】【火】【苗】【在】【摇】【曳】【着】，【屋】【内】【很】【安】【静】，【只】【有】【容】【雁】【的】【声】【音】【轻】【轻】【压】【过】。 【季】【萱】【坐】【在】【一】【旁】，【看】【着】【她】【手】【里】【描】【绘】【的】【字】，【从】【鼻】【尖】【发】【出】【闷】【闷】【地】【嗯】【声】，【情】【绪】【并】【不】【高】【涨】。 “【这】【次】【和】【平】【协】【定】【一】【签】，【终】【究】【太】【平】【了】，”【容】【雁】【停】【下】【笔】，【看】【向】【她】，“【那】【你】【呢】？” 【季】【萱】【茫】【然】【地】【看】【她】。
【既】【然】【有】【了】【约】【定】，【那】【今】【天】【的】【事】【也】【就】【暂】【且】【做】【罢】。 【白】【夜】【符】【师】【和】【大】【有】【一】【行】【乖】【乖】【离】【开】【了】。 【楚】【齐】【安】【也】【终】【于】【可】【以】【和】【芦】【洪】【好】【好】【叙】【一】【叙】【了】，【他】【心】【中】【的】【不】【少】【疑】【惑】，【也】【可】【以】【在】【此】【解】【开】【了】。 【楚】【齐】【安】【问】【道】：“【不】【知】【这】【制】【符】【师】【大】【赛】【是】【怎】【么】【样】【的】【呢】？” 【芦】【洪】【道】：“【白】【夜】【说】【的】【那】【只】【我】【们】【这】【小】【城】【里】【的】【预】【选】【比】【赛】。” 【楚】【齐】【安】【道】：“【我】【是】【个】【外】百万心水论纭599088【李】【顺】【成】【落】【网】【并】【很】【快】【如】【实】【供】【述】【罪】【行】，【超】【出】【了】【专】【案】【组】【指】【挥】【部】【的】【预】【想】，【给】【杨】【志】【金】【领】【衔】【的】【提】【审】【大】【组】【提】【供】【了】【强】【有】【力】【的】“【炮】【弹】”。【经】【指】【挥】【部】【微】【调】，【整】【个】【大】【组】【分】【为】【两】【个】【小】【组】：【第】【一】【小】【组】【由】【吴】【天】【放】【负】【责】，【肖】【俊】、【郑】【哲】、【金】【玉】【妍】【分】【在】【这】【组】，【任】【务】【是】【第】【四】【次】【提】【审】【柳】【光】【兰】。【第】【二】【小】【组】【任】【务】【是】【继】【续】【突】【审】【袁】【思】【天】，【杨】【志】【金】【自】【己】【上】，【任】【友】【军】、【李】【威】【和】【机】【动】
【司】【徒】【劬】【和】【陆】【离】【生】【活】【的】【这】【一】【段】【时】【间】，【一】【直】【以】【来】【都】【是】【陆】【离】【在】【照】【顾】【司】【徒】【劬】，【司】【徒】【劬】【总】【是】【想】【着】【要】【给】【陆】【离】【做】【点】【什】【么】，【但】【又】【不】【知】【道】【做】【什】【么】【好】。 【这】【天】，【地】【府】【里】【挺】【忙】，【陆】【离】【早】【早】【就】【出】【去】【布】【阵】【洗】【涤】【邪】【祟】【之】【心】【了】，【司】【徒】【劬】【准】【备】【给】【家】【里】【来】【个】【大】【扫】【除】。 【说】【起】【来】，【这】【屋】【子】【里】【最】【乱】【的】，【就】【要】【数】【陆】【离】【的】【那】【一】【间】【画】【室】【了】。 【司】【徒】【劬】【每】【次】【想】【要】【进】【去】，
【当】【楚】【立】【追】【上】【桓】【殇】【的】【时】【候】，【他】【已】【经】【被】【罗】【忠】【带】【兵】【团】【团】【围】【住】，【心】【知】【大】【势】【已】【去】【的】【他】【竟】【冷】【笑】【起】【来】，【面】【容】【狰】【狞】，【眼】【中】【饱】【含】【不】【忿】【却】【又】【无】【可】【奈】【何】。 “【你】【还】【有】【什】【么】【想】【说】【的】？”。【楚】【立】【于】【鞍】【背】【之】【上】【居】【高】【临】【下】【地】【问】。 【这】【时】，【缓】【缓】【赶】【来】【的】【李】【默】【默】【手】【里】【拎】【着】【陈】【并】【肩】【的】【人】【头】，【到】【了】【桓】【殇】【跟】【前】，【他】【随】【手】【一】【扔】，【将】【鲜】【血】【淋】【淋】【血】【肉】【模】【糊】【的】【人】【头】【甩】【到】【桓】【殇】
【告】【别】【了】【自】【己】【的】【父】【亲】【之】【后】，【柳】【清】【扬】【行】【色】【匆】【匆】，【两】【步】【变】【作】【一】【步】，【走】【到】【了】【这】【高】【台】【之】【下】。 【不】【知】【道】【为】【什】【么】，【刚】【刚】【那】【种】【剑】【拔】【弩】【张】【的】【气】【氛】，【自】【己】【着】【实】【是】【觉】【得】【厌】【恶】【至】【极】，【便】【赶】【紧】【编】【了】【一】【个】【理】【由】，【离】【开】【那】【是】【非】【之】【地】。 【而】【走】【在】【途】【中】，【柳】【清】【扬】【就】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【肩】【上】【的】【担】【子】【倒】【是】【轻】【了】【不】【少】，【呼】【吸】【也】【没】【有】【刚】【刚】【那】【样】【沉】【重】，【只】【不】【过】【胸】【口】【还】【是】【闷】【得】【紧】。
【殷】【青】【筠】【从】【未】【做】【过】【这】【样】【的】【亏】【心】【事】，【被】【陈】【氏】【握】【着】【的】【手】【渐】【渐】【冰】【凉】【了】【起】【来】，【伴】【随】【着】【极】【细】【极】【微】【的】【轻】【颤】。 【陈】【氏】【以】【为】【是】【她】【在】【害】【怕】，【便】【拍】【拍】【她】【的】【手】【背】，【转】【头】【看】【向】【殷】【正】【业】，【皱】【眉】【道】：“【相】【爷】，【平】【日】【里】【你】【宠】【爱】【林】【氏】，【我】【不】【管】【你】，【但】【是】【这】【一】【回】【她】【因】【一】【己】【之】【私】【竟】【然】【做】【出】【这】【样】【的】【事】【来】，【相】【爷】【若】【是】【不】【处】【罚】，【如】【何】【服】【众】？” 【殷】【正】【业】【身】【边】【还】【站】【着】【殷】【庆】