US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

19 Nov 2016

How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their underachieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations. It reported that New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner had pledged $2.5m to Harvard University not long before his son Jared was admitted to the prestigious Ivy League school, which at the time accepted about one of every nine applicants. (Nowadays, it only takes one out of 20.) I also quoted administrators at Jared’s high school, who described him as a less-than-stellar student and expressed dismay at Harvard’s decision.
My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their underachieving children’s way...

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