Parrish: "Hoping Walker isn't academic casualty"

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    For the life of me, I don't know why this is so difficult for some to grant. If Walker comes out in an interview and says he was lazy, didn't do his homework, would rather play video games, ignored his teachers and counselors because they were bothersome, or something along those lines, then we could all see clearly what the problem was. But until said time, we are basically reading our preconceived notions about what may or may not have led him to (potentially!) not qualify. And for what? So we can lecture the board about the value of hard work? Or just to belittle Walker? Oh, the irony that anonymous posters wasting their time on message boards have the temerity to lecture a a high schooler they don't know about the value of hard work.
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    And if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
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    Are we making excuses for failure by establishing a curriculum to justify it? What if he is lazy? What if he has learning disabilities? I am not a sociologist but I don't think the environment would stop people who are driven to succeed.

    I hope the kid makes the grade and gets to play. It is cruel to him to drag this out. It has to be embarrassing to him. Maybe the structural variable we should worry about is the high school he attended.
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    excuses excuses ,ive know plenty of kids from poor families and a lot of them were honors students.if you want a education you have to work for it.
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    No, not the world. We are talking about Americans and yes I stand by that. Welfare and food stamps puts you top 10% globally.
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    I bet the number you have known is pretty few in number in which both the mom and dad bailed - like in Walker's case. That certainly makes it tougher, no?
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    I don't think anyone is debating that. I think the disagreement is over whether its a determining factor or a contributing one.
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    I think the guy I quoted was???
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    Plus, to answer your question, it's a little or a lot of both. It's impossible to specifically quantify the effect this would have on a youth. But I'm certain the statistics show that kids who have their moms and dads in their lives do significantly better in academics (and life) as opposed to those who have neither.
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    90 percentile of world income is about $25,000 USD per year. Maximum food stamps for a household of one person is $2400 per year. Don't know about welfare these days as it varies widely by state and is not permanent but it seems to me you have overstated your case.

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    Both of my parents were killed in a runaway buggy.
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    So, you're speaking from experience as an impoverished kid with no parents?
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    Silly me I opened this thread thinking there might be some new relevant information
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    Me too! Didn't know it would turn into a giant pissing contest. :sick:
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    You are saying I am wrong and you do not know what welfare or other forms of subsidies pay? That's smart.
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    Just buy the right Powerball ticket. You don't need a diploma for that.

    Back to reality...

    Summer "B" starts next Monday. That is when special admits usually start.

    That is also why many years ago the AA spent a huge amount of money so that the Summer sessions were not cancelled or else most of the incoming football class wouldn't be eligible.
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    You do realize this is the GC forums don't you?
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    If Walker makes it in it makes it harder for UK when you play UF next season. As a UK fan why do you spend so much time on Gator boards?

    I am pulling for Walker to get UF eligible so he can play with his close high school friend next season. Those two can help UF beat out UK for the SEC championship for a second year in a row!
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    I will choose freewill
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    Well, let's not Rush to a conclusion.

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