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The Family Weekly: The College-Admissions Scandal Shows How Broken the System Is

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William “Rick” Singer (right) pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college-admissions bribery scandal. (Steven Senne / AP)

The Department of Justice announced this week that it had charged 50 people with participating in a scheme—involving everything from fraud, to bribery, to cheating on standardized tests—aimed at getting the children of affluent parents into elite schools across the country.

In one example cited in the indictment, a parent was advised to tell his child to pretend

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