Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bigger, Faster, Dumber! CNN Takes a Look at Major College Athletes and the Frequency of Low Reading Skills

The CNN investigation is linked below.

CNN: Major College Athletes and Illiteracy

"A CNN investigation found public universities across the country where many students in the basketball and football programs could read only up to an eighth-grade level. The data obtained through open records requests also showed a staggering achievement gap between college athletes and their peers at the same institution.
This is not an exhaustive survey of all universities with major sports programs; CNN chose a sampling of public universities where open records laws apply. We sought data from a total of 37 institutions, of which 21 schools responded."

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