10% of UNC Athletes Read at 3rd Grade Level

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Jan 28, 2014 12:43 PM
A study conducted by a reading specialist at the University of North Carolina reveals that ten percent of the school’s football and basketball players read only at a 3rd grade level. According to ESPN, Mary Willingham–a literacy specialist formerly employed by the university–worked with 183 football and basketball players at UNC from 2004 to 2012. Sixty percent read at an 8th grade level or below. Ten percent were below the 3rd grade level.