Many of the schools on the list get plenty of public funds, but a big part of the cheating involved SAT tests. All schools want to have a reputation for attracting the smartest or most talented students. Money letting any sped buy their way in tarnishes the image - even though rich parents and legacies have been buying their kids way into the Ivy Leagues forever./scratches head
I remain confused. It's been the rule for centuries that if you want to get your brain dead nitwit kid into an elite private school, you buy them a building or similar. And how is it a Federal case when the schools in question are Private Institutions not Public. They can certainly cut all the side deals they wish or allocate seats based on whatever terms, including financial support of the institution. Yeah it's scummy, but I remain confused in how it is illegal?
(It was a given before WWII that Ivy League schools were just for the wealthy elite, not the smartest. They realized after WW2 that they needed actual smart students in their schools, not just to be a finishing school for rich brats waiting to inherit money.)