An Analysis Of Mary Willingham's Failure Of Student Athletes

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"If I could teach him to read well enough so he could read about himself in the news, because that was something really important to him," this is a request a student-athlete asked Mary Willingham, a learning specialist at the University of North Carolina, when he came in for help with his homework (Ganim). Mary Willingham's job as a learning specialist was to help student athletes who were not performing well academically. But a new reality set in for her, when she found out that a lot of student-athletes didn’t know how to read or were not reading at a college level (Ganim). This is an example of how the National Collegiate Athletic Association has failed its student-athletes. A good student athlete should be able to determine their main
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