Ask A Genius 510 – Affirmative Action for the Rich (1)

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Ask A Genius 510 – Affirmative Action for the Rich (1)

March 12, 2019

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: There is affirmative action for the rich in America. What happened in some of these cases?

Rick Rosner: There was a guy who was clearing tens of millions of dollars through the side door into college. The back door is giving the college that you want your kid to get into a shit ton of money.

Jared Kushner’s dad gave Harvard $2.5 million dollars. Trump’s dad gave Wharton $4 million, not in one lump thing. His kids got in. Even though, they’re kind of dopes. That’s the back door according to this scammer who is being prosecuted now along with a bunch of parents. He said that he had a side door that would cost a lot but not as a much as the back door.

The side door involved either bribing college officials and/or paying people to take standardized tests or the ACT/SAT for students. A lot of the time, the students didn’t even know that somebody was taking the test for them.

One way to do that would be the kid would take the test one on one. You can get special testing conditions if you can prove your kid as a disability that requires special conditions, which requires spending about a grand to send the kid to a consultant – a psychologist to diagnoses the kid with a learning difficulty.

Then you send a letter to the testing companies saying, “This is the problem.” Then there are several ways a test can be individualized – 6, 7, 8 ways. Most require the kid sitting in the room with a proctor in a room.

Then you hire a proctor to give the kid a test, and then the kid leaves. The proctor before turning the test in goes over the answers and then corrects them. All this would run between $15 and $15,000 bucks.

It would be cheaper than the amount to get Jared Kushner into Harvard.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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