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Prop. 16 Essay, Research Paper

Prop. 16

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 to 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.


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 Prop. 16 they will

then hopefully become smarter and go to college to play sports. And a lets take

a event from real life, lets say that a interlectually challenged four star

football player; lets call him Ricky. Ricky does bad all the way up to high

school where he finds out about alittle thing called Prop. 16. He then changes

his ways, in a good way. He starts to turn a 2.800 GPA instead of a 1.250 GPA.

Hence he is then smarter than he was. And he got to pass the Prop. 16 and play

college ball, his dream. That was one good thing about a thing I like to refer

to as Prop. 16.

There is a place called a junior college where students who could not

qualify to pass the requirment of Prop. 16 can go to get the credits they need.

A man named Eddie Brown said “Junior college is where I got my study habits

together.”. They say that junior college is a good place for athletes who do

not pass Prop. 16 to go untill they do pass it. I think that this is good,

becuase it gives them another chance to make it. If there was no such thing as

Prop. 16 these athletes would not have ever got this good of a education. Lets

say that a young lad, named Steve “The boy wonder”; wanted to play college ball

his whole life. But he could not qualify to reach the requirments of Prop. 16

then he would have another chance to get what he needed and maybe even a little

more. This was another reason that this rule is so good.

I also feel that it will give them somthing to fall back on. Since less

than one percent of athlets ever get to compete at the college level, not to

mention the professsonal level. And sence only five-sixths of the athelets

passed prop. 48, let alone passing Prop. 16 that means that some jocks are not

as sharp as they should be, to get a job in somthing other than sports. And for

an example of this we have a scene I like to call “The Break”. There once was a

young lad name Ernie Exoskeliton. He was the best wide reciver you would ever

see. Good ol’ Ernie is in high school and showing off for a scout at the big

game, when all of a sudden a big fat saftey out of no where slams into the

football great and broke his presious neck; he became a drooling veggie. Ernie

Exoskeliton never played the sport of kings ever again. This tragity should

alone persuade you to think that Prop. 16 can only be good for an athlete.

I hope that by now you belive the same way that I do; in the respect

that Prop. 16, a rule that basically means a athlete must get good grades and

pass a few tests to play sports at a college level, is a good rule to have. I

have given you three reasons to belive the way I do. Lets go over those three

again; they were:

1.)It will force them to get better grades academically

2.)With this there will be a place called a junior college, where athletes that

don’t pass all the requirments can go to pass what they have left to get

3.)It will give them somthing to fall back on if their dreams don’t come true

I hope you now feel the way I along with many other people do about Prop. 16.

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