UNC football player and whistleblower reveal academic fraud at the university and how this terrible essay on Rosa Parks got an A, despite being horribly written and full of grammatical errors.
Former professor at the University of North Carolina and now turned whistleblower exposes how students athletes at the university in Chapel Hill were instructed to take “paper classes” to boost their GPA’s.
How did this terrible essay get an A?
These classes don’t monitor attendance and students can turn in papers that are only a paragraph long and receive a high grade without putting any effort into their paper.
Student athletes taking classes at UNC usually receive preferred treatment in their classes and are guided by academic counselors towards taking “paper classes.”
Mary Willingham was a professor and student advisor at UNC and a now turned whistleblower exposing the university for academic fraud. She and former UNC football player Deunta Williams recently did an interview with ESPN to discuss the lack of academic integrity that happens at the university.
During the interview Willingham presented the terribly written anonymous essay titled “Rosa Parks: My Story”, the 146-word essay was only one paragraph in length and full of grammatical errors.
Willingham told ESPN “Some of these college students could only read at a second or third grade level. Students were taking classes that really didn’t exist. They were called independent studies at that time and they just had to write a paper… There was no attendance.”
Deunta Williams played football at UNC from 2007 to 2010 and admitted to being part of the academic scams, which he recognizes now as a mistake and regrets his involvement.
Most of the special academic treatment was given to football and basketball players, so the players could be on the field or court for the big games.
Officials at the university of UNC have denied all the allegations and have publicly condemned Willingham for her whistleblowing.
How did this terrible essay get an A? UNC Football Player and Whistleblower Reveal Academic Fraud.