Re: The Purpose Of SchoolingMar 18th, 2019
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin named in $500-billion lawsuit over alleged college cheating scam
American Media Inc.
March 17, 2019
March 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT
An irate mom is suing Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman for their part in the alleged college cheating scam.
Jennifer Kay Toy is looking for $500 billion in damages by claiming that her son was denied a spot as a result.
Toy filed a class-action suit in San Francisco County Superior Court on March 13, accusing the defendants of inflicting emotional distress, civil conspiracy and fraud.
Toy says her son Joshua Toy had a good work ethic and made sacrifices – he had a 4.2 GPA upon graduating high school and applied to “some” of the colleges involved in the scandal.
She alleges that he did not get accepted as a result.
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Toy wrote: “Joshua and I believed that he’d had a fair chance just like all other applicants but did not make the cut for some undisclosed reason. I’m now aware of the massive cheating scandal wherein wealthy people conspired with people in positions of power and authority at colleges in order to allow their children to gain access to the very colleges that Joshua was rejected from,”
The angry mom alleges she raised her son, Joshua, with a good work ethic, and made various sacrifices over the years to ensure he would get into a good college. She claims he had a 4.2 GPA upon graduating high school and applied to “some” of the colleges involved in the scandal — but did not get accepted.
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Toy wrote: “Joshua and I believed that he’d had a fair chance just like all other applicants but did not make the cut for some undisclosed reason. I’m now aware of the massive cheating scandal wherein wealthy people conspired with people in positions of power and authority at colleges in order to allow their children to gain access to the very colleges that Joshua was rejected from.”
She did not specify which colleges did not accept her son.
Those named in the scandal include Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, the University of Southern California, UCLA, the University of Texas and Wake Forest.
Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT scores – Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, meanwhile, allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to designate their daughters as recruits on the USC row team.
Actress Lori Laughlin and husband/designer Mossimo Giannulli arrive April 26, 2002 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. (Scott Harrison/Getty Images)
The idea that Loughlin`s kid cut the line..........................................
and deprived a more skilled and better educated kid.................................
who had LESS MONEY- of a spot at the prestigious school.....................................
IS NOT UNREASONABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Young Loughlin got one of a limited number of seats in the class -therefore CLEARLY somebody else who also applied- had to lose out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And in related news- what of the substantial number of ethnic kids who are allowed into colleges and universities based on what can only be called AFFIRMATIVE ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Are those ethnic kids not engaged in the same theft and monopolization of limited seating as Loughlin??????????????????
When those with LESS academic qualifications are pushed ahead due either to bribery or social justice warrior manipulation - such behaviour does NOBODY any good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is an article making some interesting comments about Trump! With some comments of my own in brackets):
If Trump is a racist he needs to go back to racism school
By Larry Elder.
Published: November 18, 2018. Updated: November 18, 2018 6:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ Opinion/ Columnists
Abraham Lincoln, when informed that Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was a drunk, famously asked Grant’s accusers what whisky he was drinking so Lincoln could send a barrel to every general in the army. Keep this in mind when U.S. President Donald Trump’s critics accuse him of “racism” against blacks.
Under this “racist” president, black unemployment, since the government began keeping numbers, hit an all-time low in May. Polls show that inner-city parents want choice in education: specifically, they want the means to opt out of sending their children to an under-performing government school the child has been mandated to attend.
(This one of the great divides for parents! Some want to blame white privilege for all failings. Other parents are too busy chasing up their kids and making sure they are as fully motivated and organized as possible to take maximum advantage of the educational options available!)
Think tanks on the left (like the Brookings Institution) and think tanks on the right (like the Heritage Foundation) pretty much agree on the formula to escape poverty: finish high school; get married before having a child; and do not have that child before you are financially capable of assuming that responsibility.
But what about the quality of that high school education? A 2004 Fordham Institute study found 44% of Philadelphia public-school teachers with school-age children of their own placed them in private schools. By 2013, the nationwide average for private-school attendance was 11% of white families and 5% of black families.
(As I have said in the past- if parents had the option of sending their kids to an easily afforded private school- with greater discipline and control over kids, a great many of parents WOULD shun the public school system! Many parents hold a very sour perception of our public school performance!)
(It is my understanding that there is often a rather lower rate of violence and bullying at Ontari-owe Catholic schools because they have the ability to reject kids who cause to much trouble! Public schools are not so fortunate- and given a choice between pay raises for teachers and special ed classes for troublemakers- pay raises take priority and too many of our kids are being abandoned to try to learn in a violent and disruptive atmosphere!)
About choice in education, Trump’s secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, said: “What can be done about (improving primary education) is empowering parents to make the choices for their kids. Any family that has the economic means and the power to make choices is doing so for their children.”
(The first sensible steps are the obvious ones- a good nights rest, clean clothes, a decent breakfast and imparting a clear understanding to the kid that the parents consider good behaviour in school to be vitally important- and that bad behaviour will be punished!)
(It all sounds so simple- so how do so many city public schools fall apart? Shall we blame bad parents? We know that children raised in single parent homes struggle more through life! Or should we blame LIE-berals whose habit of excusing stupid behaviour and going light on crime is creating a climate of fear and desperation in too many cities? I say we should we point fingers of blame at BOTH- the bad parents and muddle headed LIE-berals!)
(And there is blame to spare for crap teachers who refuse to honestly admit what is going on at their work places! Either teachers must isolate disruptive and violence prone kids for the sake of those who can learn- but too often teachers cry POOR and claim such separation is unaffordable! Or teachers must step forward and implement sensible DISCIPLINE on bad apples! Yet teachers REFUSE punishment for fear of lawsuits from bigoted parents- backed up by LIE-berals- and teachers rely on the old standby- keeping kids after school as they have busses to catch! This means NO discipline of any sort in our schools!)
(Why is it that teachers do not speak honestly about disruptive influences and why do they not keep statistics on kids who dont ever complete assignments and do not attend class on any regular basis? The kid cannot learn if not in class!)
(Maybe it is time to KEEP KIDS in school till such time as they can pass a standard literacy test? LIE-berals often tell us we must be sympathetic to criminals because they are sad failures in life- usually ILL EDUCATED high school drop outs - so why not keep kids in school till they can pass a literacy test? Keeping kids in school till high school diploma was achieved would be “carrot and stick” - you cannot leave till you achieve!!!!!!!!)
A 2016 poll in “Education Next” found 64% of blacks supported “a tax credit for individual and corporate donations that pay for scholarships to help low-income parents send their children to private schools.” Similarly, A 2015 PDK/Gallup Poll found 68% of blacks wanted the ability to “choose which public schools in the community the students attend, regardless of where they live.”
(In other words a whole lot of parents want to send their kids to the kind of orderly, logical school I have envisioned!)
Trump also wants to stop illegal immigration. Why should that matter to urban blacks?
(I recall the case of a kindly middle class, liberal minded couple living near Parkdale-Toronto- they had reached middle 40`s and had assumed they would never have kids! But surprise- out of the blue they had a boy- and that made for PROBLEMS!)
(The couple lived in a very nicely renovated town house in an area noted for some ROUGH territories! And they DID NOT want their boy going to the local schools!
If they stayed in the area with the addicts and immigrants then their kid would have to go to a private school and damn the cost! If they moved to a better area with better quality schools then the cost of housing would be prohibitive!)
(And there was that liberal GUILT at not wanting their child to go slumming with immigrants chosen by LIE-berals! Besides- we all know that schools in poor areas too often have LOW academic standards and this couple was white collar and expected their child to be as well! )
(There was also the issue of who the kid would come in contact with while traveling to school! The couple considered there were too many drug addicts and hookers etc on the way to the local school where they lived! And what white collar academically oriented parent would want their child to be the only white face in a sea of immigrant kids who mostly don’t speak English! Such parents want their kid to go someplace with HIGH academic standards and with well motivated and disciplined students! And a lot of black parents feel the same way about their kids and school choices- but cannot attain such privileges for their kids!!!!!)
Harvard economist George Borjas, in his 2013 research paper “Immigration and the American Worker,” wrote: “Classifying workers by education level and age and comparing differences across groups over time shows that a 10% increase in the size of an education/age group due to the entry of immigrants (both legal and illegal) reduces the wage of native-born men in that group by 3.7% and the wage of all native-born workers by 2.5%.”
As to illegal immigration, Borjas says: “Although the net benefits to natives from illegal immigrants are small, there is a sizable redistribution effect. Illegal immigration reduces the wage of native workers by an estimated (US)$99 to $118 billion a year, and generates a gain for businesses and other users of immigrants of $107 to $128 billion.”
(To translate that we can turn to StatisticsCanada- which tells us that illegals reduce the wage offered to a typical high school grad by 20 percent! And in Canada where high quality LEGAL immigrants with university qualifications are the norm- the wage offered to Cdn university grads has also been reduced by 20 percent!)
But what about how the president “insults black people”?
After Trump’s recent testy exchange with a black reporter, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin said: “There is a racial dimension to this. The fact that the president is always — the idea that this was some random selection of journalists he doesn’t like is not the case. It’s always black people with this president.” Really?
What race was Robert De Niro when Trump called him “a very low IQ individual”? What race was Rosie O’Donnell when Trump called her “dumb”? What race was MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough when Trump called him “crazy”? What race was former Texas Gov. Rick Perry when, during a campaign speech, Trump mocked him for his eyewear? “He put on glasses so people think he’s smart. …” said Trump. “People can see through the glasses.” What race was MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski when Trump called her “dumb as a rock”? How many white politicians does Trump slam when he criticizes “stupid” trade deals?
If Trump set out to hurt blacks by pushing economic policies that helped reduce black unemployment to an all-time low; by attempting to stop unskilled illegal alien workers from competing with unskilled blacks for jobs and wages; and by empowering inner-city black parents, rather than the government, to pick the school for their children, then Trump needs to go back to racism school.
Larry Elder is a best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk-show host.
(One might think it would be hard for LIE-berals to argue against stuff like this- and it is hard- so LIE-berals concentrate on trying to CENSOR such talk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)