ha3joo3y wrote:think about it this way
so as long as you have the money, you have the power to buy your children into harvard or whereveer
Absolutely true. A large enough bribe will get any moron into any school. In the case of identifiable morons, the bribe will have to be huge
and might have to be disguised as an endowment.
After the endowed student is in school, however, they will have to attend the classes, do the work, and learn the material. If they don't, there will be flunking out and wailing and tooth-gnashing in rent garments.
The other option is for the endowed idiot to engage in prohibited practices, pay other students to attend the classes, do the work, write the papers. I suppose even the tests could be faked. However, if the engagement in cheating and chicanery is exposed publicly, the school loses prestige, standing, and possibly accreditation - which negatively affects their ability to collect future endowments from parents of morons. So, the chicanery is heavily discouraged in all but the sleaziest schools. If caught cheating, the idiot will be booted from campus and we're back to the wailing and tooth-gnashing and rent garments.
The third possibility is the careful selection of a major, such as Organic Fiber Containment Vessel Design and Construction. This allows the idiot to take classes and learn skills appropriate to the idiot's natural gifts and it'll work out really well as long as nobody realizes that the idiot is a trained basket weaver. Of course, that might not be all bad. If I were a trained basket weaver, I wouldn't have to buy baskets like I do now!