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Bribery scam reveals 'corruption' of college admissions

Clip: 03/13/2019 | 8m 5s

Scandal has ensnared some of the nation’s top colleges, as prosecutors allege that wealthy parents conspired to help their kids cheat on college admissions tests and funnel bribes to college athletic coaches to secure admission into elite schools. William Brangham talks to Jeffrey Selingo, who covers higher education, about the stunning charges federal prosecutors brought on Tuesday.

Aired: 03/13/19

Rating: NR

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