Yet none of the players are being paid, even though they are giving all their time to these sports programs. Major college universities can afford to pay their top athletes, even if it is money for gas and food. They should also pay for full time athletes insurance, since this can be very expensive for students that are not able to carry a job. Paying college athletes allows colleges to draft higher high school prospects, and will eventually generate a
Why college education is important to me? I strongly believe one of the most critical ways of reaching your dreams and goals in life are to have a college education. Without a college education you may find it extremely difficult to have a good enough career that will provide you and your family with enough money to do the extra things in life that are pleasurable and exciting. I also strongly believe that having a college education will teach my children that continuing their education beyond high school equals success for them in the future. Without a college education one cannot reach their full potential thus making them unable to achieve their highest and most sought after dreams and goals.
The first thing that these student athletes should be worrying about is there academics and with all the extra money they would get for playing would break their concentration and create more nationally know problems in the college sports world. Most of these players have the big goal of playing professional sport. This is still a pipe dream to those who aren’t stars, with a few exceptions. So therefore these student athletes should focus on their academics before they worry about getting paid to play. They don’t need the pay because they are there on scholarship or other types of pay that is keeping them in the school.
Student-Athlete Compensation In the world of college athletics the NCAA and many universities around the country are getting paid enormous sums of money for the talent of the athletes playing for them. However, many believe that this is not fair and that these talented athletes should receive a share of the spoils. Many college athletes have the potential to be professional athletes after their college careers. For baseball, a player can enter the MLB draft straight out of high school and not have to enter college. In contrast, for football and basketball, the NBA and NFL have rules in place that makes it so these young athletes must play in college before entering the draft to play as a pro.
Playing college football is a privilege, not a business. Players should be playing for the love of the game and not the money. Also many college players already have a free ride through out their four years of college or until they decide to go pro because they are already receive many things from the school and it’s not fair to other athletes who play a different sport who don’t get paid as well because they work hard for their sport just like college football players do. College football for players isn’t a business. Being able to play college football for a school is a privilege.
Huskey Reasons High School Students are Underprepared for College John Cloud in “Who’s Ready for College” explains the controversy and reasoning on why colleges do or do not offer remedial classes. Cloud reports that a little over one fourth of freshmen in college take a remedial class and about one billion dollars are spent on funding remedial classes in college that students should have learned by their senior year in high school. Cloud reveals that some universities do not allow remedial students to attend, forcing them into community colleges; it is arguable on whether students forced into community colleges will ever go to a university. He claims high school students think getting into college is too easy, if the school pushed them harder not as many would need remedial classes in college (60,63). A high school student needing remedial classes can be blamed on three major factors: the students themselves, the community, and the school system.
“Responsibility in College Athletics” (NAME) ETH/316 (INSTRUCTORS NAME) (DATE) Students who make the decision to play sports at the collegiate level are giving up their rights, they are not gaining a proper education or experience that the organization has to offer their students. These people are playing to fund the school, someone is getting paid and it is not the student. From the outside looking in, student athletes have been taken advantage of by these organizations. Gary Walters is the Athletic Director at Princeton University, he is the only person who represents one of these organizations and is on the opposing side of the conversation. He is looking at this topic from the inside
Why should the athletes struggle with car payments, insurance bills, and spending money? University presidents are not living on a similar budget. Universities are benefiting from the athletes’ performance while providing them a small token of knowledge in exchange. Basketball and football are probably the top two sports in almost any college program. According to an article in the Harvard Journal on Legislation, "[i]n the past twelve years, the amount of money generated by these two sports has increased nearly 300%” (Pay to Play: Should College Athletes Be Paid, 2005).
-it eliminates other people who are equally qualified without college degrees. “If you’ve got a trade, you’ve got it made” Thesis: Forcing all high school students onto a college prep track is wrong. SR# 1: Not everyone is made for college. -a high percentage of students who attend school, drop out. SR# 2: Skilled workers are needed just as much.
The role of the American government is to protect and convenience its people. Forcing citizens to devote an entire year towards community service would not help achieve these goals. A huge portion of Americans spend the years between their 18th and 22nd birthdays in college. Students should be allowed to spend these years focusing on their education rather than worrying about fitting in a year of volunteer work. If the government were to impose a community service requirement during these years, many young Americans would struggle to do well in school and work towards their dreams.