Mike Rowe’s Brilliant Take on the College Admission Scandal Sums Up What A Diploma Really Is

Mike Rowe, ‘Dirty Jobs’ star has continuously waged a personal campaign about finding success without the dollar-signs involved in college degrees.

In recent Facebook posts, Rowe went for the jugular on the megabucks parents accused of bribing their children’s way into elite colleges. He put cases like Lori Loughlin’s on display and called it for what it was. “Disgusting” he said. “I wish we were as outraged by the cost of college, as we are by the wealth of the cheaters.”

More from The Western Journal:

More than 40 people Tuesday, including high-profile actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been accused of participating in a scheme in which parents bribed coaches and testing center staff to get their children into elite colleges.

“The cheating is galling, as is the scope of the scandal,” Rowe posted Friday on his Facebook page.

But Rowe said that the desperate attempts to buy success reveal something more fundamentally wrong in American society.

“I wish we were as outraged by the cost of college, as we are by the wealth of the cheaters,” he said. For the 2019-2020 year, for example, the total cost of one year of undergraduate study at Yale University is $72,100, according to the college’s website.