A scientific study of college athletes has revealed some disturbing numbers, particularly at North Carolina.
North Carolina, which has already dealt with a nationally-publicized academic scandal, did not test well.
Here are some numbers from the research:
From Mary Willingham’s research, based on Scholastic Aptitude Test for Adults:
– Of 183 athletes in revenue-generating sports admitted to UNC between 2004 and 2012:
– About 60% were reading between the fourth and eighth grade reading levels.
– Between 8% and 10% were reading below a third grade level
And if you’re wondering about the University of Kentucky:
Kentucky denied our request, saying they do not keep track of athletes SAT and ACT scores. The university also said it does not have a reading specialist, and it withheld the number of specially admitted athletes, citing a federal privacy law. CNN is now requesting additional information.