As U.S. college admission process opens, scandal weighs on low-income students

August 9, 2019 | Reuters

Christine Bascombe, a New York City high school student who dreams of attending Cornell University, says she was devastated last spring to hear that dozens of rich parents had committed fraud to get their children into elite colleges.

The 16-year-old, who will enter her final year at Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Charter High School in the fall, says nearly every waking hour is dedicated to earning a spot in the Ivy League school.

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