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Parent Compass: An Interview with Authors Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz of Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit, and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal

Episode Summary

In this episode of Parent Compass on the Podcast, hosts Jenn Curtis and Cindy Muchnick interview The Wall Street Journal reporters and co-authors of Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit, and the Making of the College Admissions Scandal, Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz. "UNACCEPTABLE is the definitive story of the college admissions scandal that shocked the nation and shattered myths about meritocracy." Levitz and Korn chat about their unprecedented access to the families wrapped up in the scandal, their thoughts on the repercussions, and lessons that all parents can take away from the fallout.

Episode Notes

The College Admissions Scandal highlights poor parenting behavior at its worst. Interviews with the families involved in the scandal reveal the fractured parent-child relationships that resulted from parents who acted out of their own greed. All parents have an opportunity to learn from the fallout of the scandal, namely to accept and embrace their children for who they are.

About our guests: Melissa Korn is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York covering higher education. Jennifer Levitz is a national reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Boston covering general news, economics, and politics. Learn more about Unacceptable.

About our hosts: Jenn Curtis, MSW, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker, owner of FutureWise Consulting. Cindy Muchnick, MA, Educational Consultant, author, and speaker. Check out their new book, The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World:

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