Ethics in the higher education process?
Just wanted some general interesting discussion to distract me from the whole essay writing process. Sure we could all use a creative break right?
Few scenarios I imagined, (totally fictional so don't get all technical on me), and wondered if everyone was benevolent or cutthroat-competative on this forum.
1. Your Sub-par application is accepted to #1 absolute dream school, (for most of you uninventive people it's Harvard, whatever), on the condition none of your friends get into their top 5, and likely have little to no opportunity to succeed in post secondary education.
2. Test scores are near-perfect, (mine are far from perfect in reality), but you really have little to no desire to do good, only to earn the money associated with higher edu. Your application is accepted over an underprivileged child's who has massive academic drive and passion to change the world, but couldn't find a way to get that 1600 or 36, and somehow if you decline ambiguous underprivileged saint gets to go. Feel free to fill in the details.
3. Parents have agreed to carry full burden of college. Put your financially limited parents into massive debt and go to your dream school at full tuition, 60,000+ a semester, or go to a financially responsible, but less glamourous school by your own choice.
1. Going to the #1 school, who actually remembers high school friends except at reunions? Most of them are tools anyway they can figure life out without their top 5 picks.
2. Similar to question 1, the underprivileged kid would get kicked to the curb. I beat him fair and square in the admissions office, right?
3. Never been a fan of accepting charity, so I'd have to choose the less glamourous school. Maybe its an ego thing but when it comes down to it our own opinion of ourselves is all we have to live with.
Would love to hear any hypothetical ethical hangups that everyone else has considered and your answers.