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Tom Plate
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Opinion

Tom Plate

Why the mum of Stanford admissions scandal student Yusi Zhao is mother of the year in my books

  • The mother of Yusi Zhao was willing to pay any price – US$6.5 million in this case – to see her daughter get an education of value. Let’s be real: it’s a mother’s nature to go to great lengths for her children, and universities need extra funding to thrive

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Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. Photo: Stan Godlewski via The Washington Post

Chinese teenager Sherry Guo’s parents paid US$1.2 million to get her into Yale. So why haven’t they been charged in US college admissions scandal?

  • Admissions consultant William ‘Rick’ Singer wrote fake application describing Guo as a top-notch soccer player and bribed US coach to submit it
  • Family’s lawyer James Spertus says they were duped by ‘bad actor’ exploiting language barriers and their unfamiliarity with US higher education system
Topic |   US college admissions bribery scandal 2019

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Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. Photo: Stan Godlewski via The Washington Post
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