Overpaying for prestigious degree a scam

Source: The Denver Post

Krista Kafer's Column: The list of CU Denver graduates who achieved their dreams in business, education, law, politics, science and engineering, and the arts is much longer. If you include graduates of the state’s other public colleges and universities, the list grows to include several members of the Colorado Congressional delegation, celebrities, notable members of the press, astronauts, and other successful people of all walks of life. With an affordable diploma from a Colorado public institution of higher education and hard work, you can achieve anything. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that my first thought about the Operation Varsity Blues scandal that broke this week was that the parents overpaid; their children would have the same shot at success if they’d enrolled in a decent public university, worked hard and persevered.

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