There's no end quote after that last sentence. There's no rest of the essay, either. Solid A-.
(h/t Bryan Arman Graham, via ESPN)

If you haven't been following the "student" athlete scandal plaguing the University of North Carolina (and casting doubt on similar schools with a heavy athletic emphasis) after revelations from whistleblower Mary Willingham, it pretty much confirms everything people have always suspected about how athletes are carefully guided towards graduation (and kept within NCAA eligibility guidelines) without actually learning anything. For a really detailed explanation of the whole sordid affair, you can check out this long article in Businessweek. The image above, which has become emblematic today of the problem, would be really funny if it wasn't so very sad. You can read the text below, if you want to be depressed.

Sources: Bryan Arman Graham | SB Nation | ESPN | BloombergBusinessweek