SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed three laws Friday in response to a college admissions scandal where more than 50 people have been arrested and accused of using bribes to get their children into elite schools.
The laws tighten rules on when colleges can admit students who don't meet standard eligibility requirements; require schools to tell the Legislature if they give preferential treatment to some applicants; and prevent people found guilty in the scandal from receiving tax benefits stemming from bribes that might have been disguised as charitable contributions.
"This package of bills strikes at the forces that keep the doors of opportunity closed to too many people in our state," Newsom said.
The admissions case included Hollywood