S1 [5] Where You Start Is Where You Finish | The College Admissions Scandal

S1 [5] Where You Start Is Where You Finish | The College Admissions Scandal

Gangster Capitalism - June 11, 2019 - 35:59

A Singer parent negotiates a deal for her son to have the ACT taken for him, without him even being in the same state, and a college admissions insider reveals the a la carte menu that wealthy parents have when donating to schools, also known as “The Backdoor.” But as it turns out, paying top dollar for access to admissions offices can start as far back as preschool.  This episode looks at the legal ways in which parents get their kids into college, no matter how dubious they may seem.

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There’s a dark side to the American dream. From the creators of Root of Evil, Gangster Capitalism Season 1 is centered on the 2019 college admissions scandal that is exposing everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Award-winning documentarian, Andrew Jenks, uncovers the origins and inner workings of this unprecedented scam, introducing you to the people involved, and exploring the larger debate around higher education that has been brought to the forefront. The final chapter of this story is still being written, as the federal investigation into these crimes continues to grow and unfold. Gangster Capitalism is a production of C13Originals, a division of Cadence13.