Athletics out of control in college admissions

The fundamental issue in the College Blues admissions scandal is not fraud

 but instead the unique role that athletics plays in determining who gets in (“First Trials of Parents in College Admissions Scandal Are Set to Begin,” The New York Times, Sept. 13). 

If pure academics were indeed the determining factor, then applicants who excelled in other extra-curricular fields would be given the same consideration as high school athletes.  But that will never happen because athletics are a cash cow.

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