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Please tell me this is on the 1600 scale. Please.
Disciplina praesidium civitatis
Those tests are culturally biased.
Thank you for posting this. I really get tired of all the "bashing" on this site sometimes. I see a lot of the same issues the people who post negative comments see and I'm in agreement with some of those posts, I'm just a glass half-full kinda guy by nature and I choose not to join in with those of you who think the sky is falling. But when the "bashing" goes to a personal level regarding a 17 or 18 year old kid who is trying to qualify to be able to play football for his dream school, I think it's gone too far. We don't know KeAun's circumstances. A lot of kids struggle with school and especially with testing such as the SAT. He may have a learning disability or other circumstances in his life that have lead to his being a below average student. Regardless of the outcome of his ACT and whether he ever plays a down for The University of Texas, we should be supportive of his efforts. I haven't seen anything reported that says he's a bad kid, only that he's having trouble qualifying.
Wow I feel for the kid because now he has completely bombed the hell out of the test, won't get into the school he wants when all he wants to do is tote the rock, and to add insult to injury every sports fan that cares now knows he bombed the test and he looks like a dodo. Poor kid, but textbook learning just isn't for everyone. Too bad that will keep him from doing what he is good at doing
I am rooting for him. If I remember correctly, I did much better on my ACT than I did on the SAT,
They are mainly biased against either stupid or lazy people. There are people who move in from countries that don't speak English that make top 5% within a year. It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, black or white or pink polka dots, if you read a moderate amount of books and put a small amount of effort in class you will do okay on these standardized tests.
INTERNET HIGH FIVE?!?!!!!!
Not everyone is adept at test taking or structured learning like school in general. People have different talents and our educational system should be geared towards finding those talents and steering kids accordingly. A kid like Kinner would never beat most or any of us in a standardized test or classroom environment, but he can tote the football better than any of us could ever dream of doing.
Which means he should not get special exemptions. I would love the kid in burnt orange and I wish him well in life, but it is what it is.
Yep, football and basketball really need a minor leagues like baseball has. It'll probably kill college ball but it'll be better than wasting academic resources on kids who don't want to go to school but just want to play ball.
CFB is such a huge money maker that I kind of wish the top 50 or so CFB programs would just break away and start their own league where they can take kids on scholarship if the kid wants to get a degree, but can also take kids on for football only like a minor leagues.
Now this is a topic for another thread. We can't do justice to it here.
Never seen Blue Chips I take it?
I like them with guacamole and a top shelf margarita.
This thread has some of the most vile, mean-spirited posts of any that I've ever seen on this site.
Who the hell do some of you think you are, publicly ridiculing an 18 yo kid and somebody's son? These kids don't exist only for your Saturday viewing pleasure -- they're real life human beings.
Some people are born academically gifted, some athletically gifted, some are beautiful and some are artists. Would you ridicule a kid who was a terrible athlete for fun. Or one who was born disfigured?
I don't know why he struggles with school or with standardized tests and neither do you. It does not mean that he is lazy any more than it makes sense that someone who is ugly just doesn't work hard enough to be pretty or someone who is clumsy just doesn't work hard enough to be a Division 1 athlete.
Unfortunately for him, we have a crazy system where we all pretend that there is some linkage between getting an academic degree and training to become a professional athlete. It's so much more fun to root for your university than for a minor league team. If these were minor league teams we wouldn't be so passionate and we wouldn't have to rationalize that it's ok that university / public employees are paid $5 million per year.
All this kid wants to do is play football for Texas. I really hope he didn't have to read this crap. Leave him the hell alone.
This post was edited by JerseyBornHorn 14 months ago
bbliss makes a great point that seems to have been overlooked on this thread. One of the OL starters on the '05 NC team reportedly had the lowest h.s. grades/test scores of any recruit in the Mack Brown era. Nevertheless, UT's tutoring program worked well, and the player was never in academic trouble during his Longhorn career.
And, lest we get too sanctimonious about academics, keep in mind that 100,000 people are paying big bucks to see great athletes win games for Texas, not take the SAT.
It's a quote from the movie pictured in the post I was responding to.
Who the hell do you think you are, posting something demonstrating forethought, common decency and perspective. This is the interwebs, man. Didn't you get the memo?
+1, by the way. Glad to see a lot of others had the same response to this clearly naive, kool-aid swilling sunshine pumping of yours.
Just don't let it happen again.
This post was edited by ExpatriaTex 14 months ago
This has to be one of the most enduring yet completely annoying internet memes around. Good god it needs to go away.
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