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Editorial: The UNC-Chapel Hill scandal shows why colleges need more accountability

FOR NEARLY 20 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, more than 3,100 students, about half of whom were athletes, took phony classes for which they received A’s and B’s. School officials say they were unaware of the scheme that helped student athletes preserve their playing eligibility. If true, that reveals an administration that was so oblivious and so lacking in oversight that those behind the cheating felt comfortable enough to put on a PowerPoint presentation. That should raise questions about the kind of education provided by the university — and not just to its student athletes.

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FOR NEARLY 20 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, more than 3,100 students, about half of whom were athletes, took phony classes for which they received A’s and B’s. School officials say they were unaware of the scheme that helped student athletes preserve their playing eligibility. If true, that reveals an administration that was so oblivious and so lacking in oversight that those behind the cheating felt comfortable enough to put on a PowerPoint presentation. That should raise questions about the kind of education provided by the university — and not just to its student athletes.

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