College students say they’re not surprised that rich kids can buy their way into school. Details about the scandal — a $6 million bribe, beloved coaches on the take, parents who photo-doctor their kids’ faces onto the bodies of real athletes to impress admissions officials — aren’t a shock. The bigger surprise is that people are now actually getting busted for doing it
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- Colleges rarely send recruiters to rural high school campuses because doing so is not cost-effective. Recruiters can see many more students a day in urban or suburban communities, and students in rural areas often come from lower-income backgrounds and have greater college financial needs, making them less profitable for colleges, NPR reports.
- Other challenges to rural recruiting come from the communities themselves. Students in rural areas are often hesitant to leave smaller communities they know and love and move to bustling college campuses. In addition, their parents often fear that students who attend college may leave their home area for good.
- When rural students attend college, however, they help to increase the diversity of backgrounds on campus. Rural economies also benefit from having a more educated workforce and the national economy relies on rural communities. An influx of rural students can also help colleges as overall enrollment is declining.
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#tdih 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech in Detroit titled “The Other America” focusing on economic inequalities. King was interrupted over and over by hecklers calling him a traitor. Rosa Parks was there and commented on the event, as noted in the post below by Jeanne Theoharis.