Some UNC-CH Athletes Can’t Read, Sun Rises In The East

Mary Willingham, a learning specialist who has worked extensively in the UNC-CH athletics department, has ignited a conflageration with her recent reports on the illiteracy rate among the universities football and basketball players. From the article, HERE, in the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Expecting all athletes to handle the high caliber of academic work required at Chapel Hill is about as realistic as expecting her to suit up for a Division I football game, says Ms. Willingham, an instructor in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.  “It would be like dropping me off on the football field, giving me a jersey, and telling me to just figure it out.”