Rich parents help children get into universities – level 2

15-10-2021 15:00

Last week, a court in Boston, USA, said that two rich fathers paid money to get their children into elite US universities. Their children attended as athletic recruits, but the children were not real athletes.

In 2018, one man paid 300,000 dollars to get his daughter into a university in California as a basketball recruit. The other man paid 220,000 dollars to get his son to the same university as a water polo recruit. In 2018, he paid one million dollars to get his two daughters into other universities.

The verdict was very important for students who worked hard to get into universities and their parents. The verdict showed that even rich and powerful people can not do anything that they want.

Difficult words: elite (a person, place, or thing that is part of the richest, most powerful, or best educated people), recruit (a new person who joins a team or activity), verdict (a court´s opinion).

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