At least one person who has benefitted off
But Jack apparently felt so “upset” about it, he felt the need to apologize to the hardworking students who may have suffered so he could succeed.
He explained to the outlet:
“I know there are millions of children out there both wealthy and less fortunate who grind their ass off just to have a shot at the college of their dreams. I am upset that I was unknowingly involved in a large scheme that helps devote children who may not work as hard as others an advantage over those who truly deserve those spots.”
According to tribunal docs, Jack’s mom had him send in a sample of his handwriting so someone could accurately copy his writing for the test.
On top of that, Jane apparently attained fun of her son’s intelligence to the accused scammers. Upon sending the handwriting sample, she reportedly wrote:
“I know this is craziness, I know it is … And then I need you to get him into USC, and then I need you to cure cancer and[ make peace] in the Middle East … Good luck with this.”
Jack deleted his Twitter account, where he principally posted about sports, after the scandal transgres, telling THR he went off social media to “avoid getting extra hate.”
While he’s adamant what he’s going through right now is not a pleasant experience, Jack said he feels “comfort” in the think the scandal might help make the college admissions process fairer for those who aren’t wealthy and actually have to work for it.
“I am sorry though I know my term does not mean much to many people at the moment. While the situation I am going through is not a pleasant one, I take comfort in the fact that this might help finally cut down on money and wealth being such a heavy factor in college admissions. Instead, I hope colleges may prioritize[ looking at] an applicants’ character, intellect and other qualities over everything else.”
Sounds like this was a huge learning experience for him!
Do YOU feel bad for the children involved in this scam?
On the one hand, they were beneficiaries of a crime which took something from their peers … on the other, many seem to have been unaware — and are even finding out now how little their parents thought of them.
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