January 12, 2014

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: UNC Professor Receiving Death Threats For Revealing Low Reading Ability of Student Athletes. “Mary Willingham said her research of 183 football or basketball players at UNC from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels and roughly 10 percent below a third-grade level. She said she worked with one men’s basketball player early in her 10-year tenure who couldn’t read or write.”