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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    Looks like it. Grad assistant, maybe? What are the rules on that?
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    I wasn't asked about parenting, so I didn't touch on it. My well-funded public high school and Illinois education taught me to keep my argument on track to better prove my point. I disagree with your premise. My parents were educators and I spent many years talking to them about schools and...
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    You don't need a robotics lab, but you do need one that has updated, safe lab equipment. Underfunded schools don't even have that at times. As for the community college route, it's not a bad one. I encourage a lot of students to do that to save money. However, you can miss out on some majors...
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    I can't tell if this is a rhetorical question, so I'll answer as though it isn't. They don't have access to newer books, technology, updated lab equipment, or experienced teachers. Newer teachers just aren't as good at first (no one is great at their job right away) and the experienced ones go...
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    True. But it also doesn't let an unfair admissions standard unfairly prevent someone from getting into college. Eliminating the ACT/SAT from the process doesn't address the systematic ills, but if it allows someone who grew up in the face of adversity the opportunity to access better job...
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    Really? Public schools are so underfunded and can't find enough qualified teachers, not to mention all the classes students are already required to take. Teachers fit in what they can, but they also need to teach the course content, not just the test. Teaching to the test also drains teachers...
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    Also a reason why schools are moving away from them. The economically disadvantaged can't hope to compete.
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    It's not. It's being discussed re: athletes here, but this is for all incoming college students. The reason it isn't ridiculous is that it requires admissions to really consider a student's entire experience - classes taken, hardships, how they've met those challenges - and translate them to...
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    This. It's always been about a holistic approach. The difference is that we're finding that standardized test scores aren't a good measure and shouldn't be part of a holistic process. Those of us who did take the test may roll their eyes, but it is what it is. When you find out something isn't...
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    I try to be one of the good ones. I think we've gotten better about meeting students and families where they're at than counselors did when I was in high school. We were just expected to do things with very little guidance. Every counseling department I've been in has made it a point to push...
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    NABC wants SAT and ACT eliminated as an eligibility requirement for college players

    As a college and career counselor, I quickly learned that big schools like Illinois know the variations across states. For non-athletes, they look at the GPA and are looking for a student with consistent high effort and achievement, preferably who was also involved in the school community...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (July 2020)

    With him being from Baltimore, that makes sense. I'm assuming he'd like to stay closer to home so his family could see him play, but I know that's not always a good assumption.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I thought he'd gone back to NYC while all this was going on.
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    Illini Basketball 2020-2021

    I think most of us do, but this is clearly not a standard year. Plans change. Doesn't mean he won't be drafted once we figure out our new normal.
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    2020 NBA Draft

    I don't think it's a direct correlation to the NBA. I think it's more that if the NBA really believes that need to push their season back, things aren't good enough to let college basketball go on as usual.