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Businessweek - In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes—and Whistle-Blower

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  • unc70 Feb 27, 12:37 p.m.
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    “Let’s say my data are off a little bit,” she said. “I don’t think they are, but... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    That is Willingham backing away from her "research". BTW her version of the paper classes has been changing a lot over the past year.

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 12:37 p.m.
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    I’ve sat with these kids,” Willingham continued, referring to heavily recruited athletes.... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    i love that quote from her...she was so concerned about the "kids" that was secretly feeding info to Dan Kane and other media sources.....now those "kids" are subjected to taunts by fans.....tainted with a broad brush as all being "elementary level".....

    would hate to see how she would have behaved if she wasn't concerned about the kids.

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 12:34 p.m.
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    I’ve sat with these kids,” Willingham continued, referring to heavily recruited athletes. “Some of them can barely read. We have to meet them where they’re at and teach them to read.” That’ll be tough to do, however, while they’re also attending college classes and playing Division I basketball or football.

  • unc70 Feb 27, 12:30 p.m.
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    The impulse to kill the messenger hasn’t receded, however. During his visit to New York, Dean s... View More

    — Posted by Dr. PwntV2

    The assessment that Dean distorted Willingham's statement is an opinion, one not supported by any facts.

    This article continues to make claims about her "masters research". Her so-called research had nothing to do with her UNC-G online MLA degree. All Willingham did was "filch" sub-tests of a tool that was given to identify learning disabilities like dyslexia. Her summary would take about five minutes for someone who had physical access to the rest results. The article discusses how she has statistical or research training, just an LD certificate. She is even backing away from her own findings:

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 12:18 p.m.
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    “Let’s say my data are off a little bit,” she said. “I don’t think they are, but let’s say they are. Set aside the data. Forget about it. The paper classes were still fake, and they existed to keep athletes eligible.”

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 12:11 p.m.
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    The impulse to kill the messenger hasn’t receded, however. During his visit to New York, Dean said of Willingham: “She’s said our students can’t read, our athletes can’t read, and that’s a lie.”

    Dean grossly distorted Willingham’s statements. What she’s said is that 18 out of the 183 special admit athletes whose records she assessed read at roughly a third-grade level. An additional 110 of the athletes, she said, read at between fourth- and eighth-grade levels. She never said that most, let alone all, of the 800 athletes at UNC are illiterate, and she said nothing at all about the other 18,000 undergraduates.

  • sheisacoward Feb 27, 12:09 p.m.
    Towel Boy

    the poor dr....the loss last night has left him reeling...one would think the boy would be used... View More

    — Posted by sheisacoward

    So him posting a businessweek article means he is reeling? Sorry if you don't like what they... View More

    — Posted by KT donated a coloring book to ke

    but i can laugh at him...and you....just like i'm doing......clinging on to any thing to make you feel better....awesome.

    sorry if that bothers you, but i'm enjoying it, boy.

    22-2.

  • KT donated a coloring book to ke Feb 27, 11:59 a.m.
    Towel Boy

    the poor dr....the loss last night has left him reeling...one would think the boy would be used... View More

    — Posted by sheisacoward

    So him posting a businessweek article means he is reeling? Sorry if you don't like what they have to say, but you can't shoot the messenger here.....or in your case, challenge him to a fight.

  • Dr. PwntV2 Feb 27, 11:59 a.m.
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    Nyang’oro faces as many as 30 months in prison on the charge of obtaining property by false pretenses. His attorney, Bill Thomas, of Durham, N.C., told reporters that Nyang’oro is innocent and has no intention of taking the fall. “There’s been one side of this story that has been put forth in the press,” Thomas said, “but he’s going to have an opportunity to present his side.” Thomas declined to comment for this article, but his meaning was clear: Nyang’oro is threatening to identify others at UNC who knew about his paper courses.

  • dooksucks001 Feb 27, 11:58 a.m.
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    It looks like the Dr. needs a Dr. to remove the giant sized UNC foot from his rear after last night.

    The article is as much a fantasy as NC State ever winning another national title in basketball.

    :-)

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