Prop. 16

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        There is a new regulation if you plan to play college sports. It is called Prop. 16; it is based on a sliding scale. You must first graduate from High School; you have to get at least a 2.000 GPA in 13 core classes, a 86 on your ACT, and a 1010 on your SAT; you must also register and be certified by the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse. But as I said it is based on a sliding scale lets say you got a 2.300 GPA, you would only need a 75 on the ACT, and a 900 on the SAT to play, as long as you qualify in all the other things. I think that this is a very good rule to have. I feel that there are too many 'dumb jocks' out there. This woulds force the College ball playing hopefuls to get better grades academically. Also if they could not reach the grades that Prop.

16 required then they can go to a junior college to gain the credits they need and possibaly could not have ever gotten in high school. It also gives them something to fall back on so to speak. In the next few paragraphs I hope you read with a open mind and maybe you will be convinced to belive the way I do. Enjoy.

        In 1992 only the small amount of 64.7% of the college-bound seniors coming out of high school met the requirment of Prop. 16. This is very low and it shows the students that they need to try alot harder to pass Prop. 16 to play the sport they love so much. And sence they have to try harder to get at least a 2.000 GPA, a 86 on their ACT, and a 1010 on the SAT to pass...