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I read the 204-page affidavit filed in the #CollegeCheatingScandal.

An FBI agent laid out exactly what happened. Here's a summary:

1. This college bribery scam started in 2001 and has NOT YET ENDED.

It is described as "continuing through the present."
2. The fraud involved 3 parts:

- bribing SAT/ACT test administrators to facilitate cheating on those exams;

- bribing varsity coaches & administrators at top universities to get students deemed as "recruited" athletes;

- masking the bribes as tax-deductible charity donations
3. The FBI has a mountain of evidence -- bank records, e-mails, phone records, wiretaps, consensual recordings + witnesses, etc. -- but it is not yet revealing all it knows.

The agent's affidavit said she is disclosing "only those facts sufficient to
establish probable cause."
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As a USC alum who had a full ride thanks to my (not faked) SATs, I might defend a myth of meritocracy in light of #CollegeScam. But nah.

Why assume education must be defended?

Unpopular opinion: education is & always has been a tool for perpetuating the class system.
Rather than defending higher education, let’s take an abolitionist approach to university studies.

Education is one possible mode of study among many alternatives.

Education’s elements emerged as reactions to people's struggles bound up with alternative modes of study.
Education’s vertical trajectory of individualized development emerged with the institution of ascending levels in schools, associated with the Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life in 13th century Lower Germany.
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