Education: Blowing the Whistle on Georgia

A jury in Atlanta calls the university way off side

In their scramble to recruit star athletes and keep them in school, many colleges condone low academic standards for jocks. Last week an Atlanta federal jury served notice that the practice can be mighty costly. The case involved the University of Georgia and Jan H. Kemp, an assistant professor in the school's remedial-studies program. More than four years ago Kemp, then 32, complained that nine football players, all with substandard grades, were allowed to pass, allegedly so that they could play in the 1982 Sugar Bowl. After speaking out against this and other examples of classroom cosseting of star jocks with...

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