CNN Report says some college athletes are elementary-level readers

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An astonishing report from CNN reveals that many schools have up to 18 percent of their athletes in revenue sports reading at an elementary level — some as low as fourth grade.

This is a staggering percentage of poor readers, who appear to be getting a pass from higher institutions, when it comes to admission and course work.

Suspicion of athletes being treated differently by colleges has existed in the K-12 world for years, and this report appears to bear out the suspicion.

You can read the entire CNN story here.

So, just how big of a problem is this?

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Mark Barnes is the author of many education books, including Bestseller Hacking Education, part of his Hack Learning Series, books that solve big problems with simple ideas. Barnes presents internationally on assessment, connected education, and student-centered learning. Join more than 100,000 interested educators who follow @markbarnes19 on Twitter.

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