Should Legacy Degrees be Equally Valued?

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    Especially in elite universities, and other school that practice admitting children and grandchildren of alumni and large donators, legacies are admitted with markedly lower qualifications.

    However, unlike Affirmative Action admits who, once accepted, have to work hard for their degree, legacies often party their way through college, yet are given passing grades for their poor effort. And in the end, they graduate with a sham degree and automatically are handpicked to fill some of the best paying jobs due to their connections, despite the fact that they are no where near the best candidate for the position.

    Is it reasonable to give legacies the same credit for a diploma when the chances are that they will underperform? Or does it really matter since they are going to inherit so much money that it doesn't matter if they ever have a job or not?
     
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    All should be held to the same set of requirements. They would have to place themselves by their scores and past performance records.

    Just nepotism.
     
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    Yes they should, but rather than any degree that requires thought, legacy degrees should be limited to MBA programs.
     
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