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A blog about business and economics. April 3 3: As with most viral stories, this one included a killer image: During this time blacks had to give up there seats to whites when more whites got on the bus. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Her and the bus driver began to talk and the conversation went like this.
Advertisement The picture seemed to distill the entire UNC scandal to a single block of text. It also seemed to stand for the idea that many big-time college athletes are utterly unprepared for college work and are never really given the education they are promised in return for their skills on the field.
I posted my own quick take —as did a whole slew of other news sites. Get Slate in your inbox. The story behind the essay, however, was more complicated than we thought. Nor was it necessarily a finished piece of work. It was most likely a draft of one piece of a take-home final for a legitimate introductory course.
The student did not earn the A- for the paper specifically, but for the entire, completed class. So instead of evidence of specific academic corruption, the image merely seems to be visual proof that UNC admitted athletes with grade-school-level writing skills and awarded them high marks.
Advertisement Later in the feature, former UNC football player Deunta Williams explained that he believed the coaches were in on the scam. I think the coaches knew enough to understand what was going on. I think they knew about the system itself. And if a guy was in trouble, the immediate response was why not put him in a paper class where he can receive help.
Get an A or a B out of this class for writing a good paper. This is not even close to college work, yet this athlete was awarded an A. But after the essay began making the rounds on Twitter, Willingham clarified that was not the case. Clarification on RP paper that went viral. It was a final essay for an intro class.
Final grade in class A. Not a real education. Willingham told me that ESPN had asked her to show them some of the hundreds of writing samples she keeps on file from the athletes she worked with at UNC; she retrieved a pile of them.
The Rosa Parks essay, which happened to be on top, was just one typical example of what students regularly showed her.
She said she never told ESPN that it was from one of the fake courses. Online commenters have noted that AFAM 41—the class name listed at the top of the essay— was a legitimate intro course in the African American studies department and would have required more than a single-paragraph essay to complete.
Willingham said that was correct.AAA South Jersey Scholarship Program.
Application Deadline: 3/31/ Amount: $2, AAA South Jersey is sponsoring its annual essay contest for local high school seniors, with the grand prize being a $5, scholarship toward a two-or-four year accredited educational institution.
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