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@hebegebe We don't have to blame the students much, but we have to admit the students were participants in this.
The students had to coordinate their app with what the recommendations were going to say. You can't have a student talk about his loving parents and have the counselor talk about the parents being abusive alcoholics.
Bryson Sassau, only was able to see his St. John’s application this week, via The New York Times. Within his application, there were fraudulent claims that he had been beaten by his parents and that his father didn’t pay child support (Sassau claims he did). Sassau also said that there were several aspects of his academic transcript that were entirely false, including some classes he never took and an organization called the Dry House that he never founded. He said, “He was pulling all of the information out of thin air.”
the Landrys drew black and low-income parents by using the legitimate concerns many have about the quality of their local schools and the way that a poor education can lock children out of opportunity. Then, they distorted and invented stories of deprivation about those children for their college applications that were lapped up by colleges and an American public eager for evidence that hard work and so-called old-fashioned discipline are all that’s needed to “make it” in America.
Did the school not predict it being fishy when multiple students drop out after doing poorly like Asja and others?