To the Editor:
Re “U.S. Charges Rich Parents in College Entry Fraud” (front page, March 13):
As a lawyer who has studied selective-college admissions, I would like to correct a misperception about the recent college admissions scandal. The accepted applicants whose test scores and athletic abilities were fraudulently inflated did not displace average, hardworking applicants who sought to be admitted on their own academic merits.
It is no secret that elite colleges administer separate admissions tracks or niches for athletes, musicians, various ethnic groups and the children of V.I.P.s — who then compete only against one another rather than within the entire applicant pool. Therefore, by fraudulently raising their SAT or ACT scores, those applicants who had famous parents were simply making themselves more competitive vis-à-vis other V.I.P. offspring.
Similarly, the applicants with fraudulent athletic credentials got themselves placed at the top of the athletes’ admissions track. Thus, in neither case were the ordinary applicants in the general admissions pool (who are judged more or less strictly on their merits) affected by the frauds perpetrated in this case.
Jonathan ZellColumbus, Ohio
To the Editor:
The recent college admissions scandal has prompted pundit after pundit to bemoan how the Ivy League is made up of wealthy, entitled students who have gotten where they are by illicit means. This is an erroneous impression.
Harvard, my alma mater, gives need-based financial aid to approximately 70 percent of students — students who, if they cannot afford to pay ,580 a year, certainly could not have bribed athletic coaches and SAT proctors to boost their application. I myself received a generous aid package that allowed me to afford to attend. Nearly all the people I encountered at Harvard were fiercely intellectual, dedicated learners who were there because they worked hard for it, not because their parents paid to get them admitted.
I am pleased that this incident is fostering a much-needed conversation about education inequality, but the reality is that the vast majority of Ivy League students are there as a result of 12 years of diligence and drive.
Talia WeisbergCambridge, Mass.
To the Editor:
Dear Ambitious Parents:
O.K., these people were crazy, but take a look in the mirror and please, just stop. Stop the countless college visits, stop the help with the application essay, stop sending the message that the value of the kid = name of the school. Stop supporting the poisonous gossip at school and across parents about who’s applying where and why.
I know you love your kid. But stop contributing to a system that disadvantages other kids — who are also smart, good kids and whose futures are just as important as the future of your kid.
Stop the madness. While education is important, college is just the beginning of your child’s many choices and experiences — none of which you will control. Back off.
Judy KarasikSilver Spring, Md.
To the Editor:
There are many reactions to the college admissions fraud scandal. As I have mulled them over, I find the worst is the message to the children involved — that their parents did not believe they could enter a good college without cheating. What a blow to the self-esteem of these potential students. My heart reaches out to them.
Susan GardnerCortlandt Manor, N.Y. The writer is a retired pediatrician.
香港跑狗图百度百科“【呼】……” 【西】【苑】【初】【挂】【断】【了】【电】【话】，【今】【天】【跑】【了】【一】【整】【天】，【刚】【吃】【完】【饭】【又】【要】【去】【和】【承】【靖】【凌】【见】【面】，【心】【情】【怎】【么】【可】【能】【好】【得】【起】【来】？ “【需】【要】【我】【陪】【你】【去】【吗】？” 【西】【苑】【初】【侧】【过】【头】【去】，【迟】【宸】【正】【在】【看】【着】【她】，【似】【乎】【是】【准】【备】【要】【跟】【自】【己】【去】【袖】【娱】。 【西】【苑】【初】【忙】【摇】【头】，“【不】【用】【了】【不】【用】【了】，【你】【在】【家】【好】【好】【休】【息】。” 【西】【苑】【初】【摆】【摆】【手】，【这】【大】【晚】【上】【的】【他】【们】【两】【个】【人】
【这】【个】【开】【天】【境】【高】【手】，【一】【下】【子】【愣】【住】【了】。 【即】【便】【是】【亲】【眼】【所】【见】，【诸】【葛】【瑜】【只】【是】【被】【他】【一】【剑】【震】【退】【了】【几】【丈】，【他】【仍】【然】【还】【是】【很】【难】【相】【信】，【自】【己】【看】【到】【的】【是】【事】【实】。 【毕】【竟】【刚】【才】【那】【一】【剑】，【他】【是】【抱】【着】【必】【杀】【的】【决】【心】。【更】【何】【况】，【无】【论】【是】【修】【为】【还】【是】【飞】【剑】，【他】【都】【要】【远】【胜】【过】【对】【面】【的】【魔】【道】【妖】【人】。 【就】【算】【是】【对】【方】【接】【了】【他】【这】【一】【剑】，【没】【有】【立】【刻】【被】【击】【杀】，【而】【是】【身】【受】【重】【伤】。【都】
【一】【行】【三】【人】，【很】【快】【来】【到】【街】【心】【的】【一】【家】【店】。 【入】【眼】，【是】【一】【座】【十】【来】【层】【的】【高】【大】【建】【筑】，【这】【家】【店】【外】【观】【装】【修】【美】【观】，【店】【外】【墙】【壁】【的】【四】【周】【居】【然】【还】【镶】【满】【了】【五】【颜】【六】【色】【的】【荧】【光】【琉】【璃】，【即】【使】【现】【在】【白】【天】，【在】【阳】【光】【的】【照】【耀】【下】，【也】【异】【常】【的】【耀】【眼】【夺】【目】，【犹】【如】【一】【座】【晶】【莹】【亮】【眼】【的】【宝】【塔】，【坐】【落】【在】【地】。 【可】【想】【而】【知】，【夜】【晚】【的】【这】【家】【店】【必】【将】【在】【沧】【岚】【城】【数】【千】【家】【店】【里】【脱】【颖】【而】【出】，【吸】
【当】【陈】【默】【和】Lily，【走】【进】【位】【于】【圣】【皮】【埃】【尔】【路】1805【号】【的】【蒙】【特】【利】【尔】【银】【行】【时】，【只】【是】【想】【换】【点】【加】【元】。【但】【他】【们】【完】【全】【不】【知】【道】【是】，【十】【五】【分】【钟】【之】【后】，【他】【们】【两】【个】【人】，【就】【再】【也】【出】【不】【去】【了】。 【陈】【默】【和】Lily【开】【着】“【白】【色】【雪】【人】”，【从】【他】【们】【住】【的】【汽】【车】【旅】【馆】，【沿】【着】【圣】【劳】【伦】【斯】【河】，【一】【直】【开】【到】【了】【老】【城】【区】【的】【购】【物】【中】【心】【区】，【这】【边】【高】【楼】【大】【厦】【鳞】【次】【栉】【比】，【各】【种】【购】【物】香港跑狗图百度百科【又】【经】【过】【将】【近】【一】【个】【月】【的】【体】【能】【训】【练】，【苏】【燿】【阳】【能】【感】【到】【自】【己】【的】【体】【能】【已】【经】【今】【非】【昔】【比】，【在】【跟】【叶】【正】【文】【的】【陪】【练】【下】，【已】【经】【能】【连】【续】【不】【间】【断】【攻】【击】30【秒】【了】。 【这】【下】【不】【仅】【仅】【是】【夏】【江】【南】，【就】【连】【叶】【正】【文】【也】【同】【意】【他】【参】【加】【下】【学】【期】【的】【格】【斗】【大】【赛】。【而】【同】【为】【一】【年】【级】【的】【成】【员】【里】，【除】【了】【他】，【也】【就】【只】【有】【陈】【敬】【能】【够】【参】【赛】，【陈】【敬】【当】【初】【跟】【黄】【少】【阳】【比】【赛】，【几】【乎】【全】【程】【封】【堵】【对】【方】【攻】【击】，
【小】【说】【终】【于】【写】【完】【了】，【感】【谢】【大】【家】【的】【支】【持】。 【这】【部】【小】【说】【前】【前】【后】【后】【写】【了】【四】、【五】【年】（【由】【于】【懒】【惰】），【只】【想】【敦】【促】【自】【己】【快】【些】【写】【完】，【也】【好】【对】【得】【起】【自】【己】。 【毕】【竟】，【人】【还】【是】【要】【写】【点】【东】【西】【给】【自】【己】【看】【的】。 【还】【是】【特】【别】【开】【心】【终】【于】【完】【结】【了】【的】，【还】【是】【感】【谢】【大】【家】【的】【支】【持】，【还】【有】【编】【辑】【大】【大】【的】【关】【心】。 【本】【来】【想】【了】【一】【堆】【话】【要】【说】，【却】【说】【不】【出】【来】【什】【么】【了】。 【如】【果】
“【你】【在】【胡】【思】【乱】【想】【什】【么】【啊】？【快】【把】【身】【份】【证】【拿】【来】。【这】【段】【时】【间】【要】【交】【医】【疗】【保】【险】【了】。【我】【帮】【你】【在】【网】【上】【交】【一】【下】。【要】【不】【然】【你】【这】【个】【人】【丢】【三】【落】【四】【的】，【又】【把】【这】【事】【情】【给】【漏】【掉】【了】。” 【清】【清】【把】【她】【的】【大】【长】【手】【伸】【过】【去】。【在】【林】【星】【辰】【的】【车】【座】【后】【背】【上】【拍】【了】【拍】。 “【好】【的】，【马】【上】，【马】【上】！” 【林】【星】【辰】【的】【脸】【上】【如】【释】【重】【负】。【刚】【刚】【那】【惶】【恐】【不】【安】【的】【神】【色】【终】【于】【缓】【和】【下】【来】【了】，