Last edited by Fenton; 10-23-14 at 01:18 PM.
Sure, it has all the potential in the world to grow into a huge narrative based on race.
College's start cutting scholarships based on REAL academic results and that will expose the real reasons why these students need to be baby-sat academically.
Education or lack of is a cultural issue that starts in the homes of the student's that recieve these scholarships.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I think that the NCAA needs to change the eligibility rules for athletes. Have a process wherein the athletes are required to complete a certain level of academic proficiency before they are allowed to compete and have that assessment come from the NCAA, not the schools. Basically, we need to move from the idea that competing is a right based on your ability to it being something that you EARN based on your academics. I'd start with no more Freshmen competing or traveling and they would be required to maintain a C+ average, with no failing classes and no more than one D. Then the NCAA should test the student athletes annually on what they learned the prior year and if they fail, they don't play. Assessing the student athlete's academic qualifications MUST be separated from the schools themselves.
Our nation has not always lived up to its ideals, yet those ideals have never ceased to guide us. They expose our flaws, and lead us to mend them. We are the beneficiaries of the work of the generations before us and it is each generation's responsibility to continue that work. - Laura Bush
I think allot of these kids simply don't have the aptitude to begin with.
Whether they come from underperforming schools or their grades were padded in High school they just dont academically belong in College.
There is going to be a huge back lash if the Colleges start holding these kids to meet a academic standard on their own.
And its not going to come from the kids themselves or even the Colleges.
We all bitch about lower performance than schools in other countries but we do things to sabotage it. In many European schools sports take a back seat ro academics.