The University of Illinois has been under investigation for allowing under-qualified yet well-connected students admission to the university. Now…

The University of Illinois has been under investigation for allowing under-qualified yet well-connected students admission to the university. Now everyone on the Board of Trustees is being asked to resign for allowing or participating in the shady admissions process. As if a completely new Board will wipe the slate clean, banishing such questionable practices from this university forever. Due to this investigation, the admissions process at the top public high schools in Chicago is now too being looked at. Now not to be rude, but who’s in charge of this investigation, Captain Obvious? Of course, there’s special treatment for people with connections the only real surprise that could possibly come from all this is if they found leprechauns filing the paper work. Academic merit only goes so far in most cases, but smooth talking a teacher or Board of Trustee is more common and much easier. No, it’s not ethical or fair to the have-nots, but those other people were just using the resources available to them. Anyone who has some pull anywhere tries to use it to his or her advantage, and those who say they wouldn’t are liars. – Ruben

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