In 1938, an underprivileged but intelligent Los Angelino transplant pondered his future. Ray Bradbury, who shared a living-room pullout couch with his brother into adulthood and graduated from Los Angeles High School in the suit still sporting the bullet hole from his uncle’s murder six years earlier, could not afford to attend college. In lieu of this formal education, he resolved to go to the public library three days a week for four years to read, and read, and read.
Eighty years later, some locals intent on sending their kids to the best schools allegedly used their economic privilege to compensate for impoverishing their children intellectually. The FBI arrested Lori Loughlin, who played John Stamos’s wife on Full House, and Felicity Huffman, of Transamerica and Desperate Housewives fame, in its Operation Varsity Blues sting this week.