A scandal at the University of North Carolina that saw student-athletes funneled through super easy courses so they could remain on the field is the news story that just won't die. PolicyMic's Zak Cheney-Rice has the scoop on revelations of students reading at elementary school-level who were given passing grades anyway:
The school has been funneling 'student-athletes' into bullshit courses to keep them eligible to play sports. Minimal work is required in these courses, and every paper receives an 'A' or 'B' grade, no matter how awful.
Former UNC defensive back Deunta Williams says academic advisers encouraged players to take these courses: 'Their job isn't necessarily to make Deunta Williams a better person, a smarter person,' he said. 'Their job ... is to make sure I'm eligible to play.'
One example of the shoddy work that's been accepted by education officials is this essay on civil rights icon Rosa Parks that received a grade of...wait for it...an "A-":