How are they going to pay for particular expenses by coming from a penniless family? Because of this you have athletes accepting illegal things such as money, cars and clothes. College athletes ever year bring in at least millions of dollars due to products and the games played. And the athletes that do can leave college and go pro they do because they are living in near poverty. College students should get paid because of all the income they bring in for their school while playing.
With the rising tuition education is going to be very hard to acquire. So it is time for America to change and find a way to lower these ridiculous prices. A College Board report found that about 66% of students who earned a bachelor's degree in 2008 graduated with a substantial amount of debt. This proves that the cost of tuition is rising and in another report, it determined that the average debt of the class of 2008 owed $23,200. This was determined by the Project on student debt, a non profit organization.
As if the current prices weren’t bad enough on today’s students, according to the College Board’s annual report there is an annual jump of almost 10% in the cost of tuition at public universities (College Game). This increase may not seem like much at first, but add up the increases over the four or five year time span it takes to earn a degree and tuition will have risen roughly $1000 by the last year of school. This constant increase in college education is making it hard for many to attend college due to costs. The increasing cost of higher education leads students to have an increase in debt after graduation. Everyone in this room is enrolled in the University of Georgia.
There are many factors that contribute as to why students are in need for student loans and credit cards. One important factor is school. It's becoming expensive and in a recent study done by the College Board, it is stated that the escalating cost of school has risen its highest than in all the years since they started recording the cost of education. Because attending school isn't an option, a lot of students look toward student loans and opening credit cards to help pay off their tuition, books, and living expenses. An article on student loans on USNews.com states that, “Although the federal government will hand out billions of dollars more in college grants in 2011 and 2012 than ever before, the nation's financial aid programs as a whole are not keeping up with rising tuition, government officials and financial aid analysts say”.
In short, this rule puts a limit, of twenty hours, on the amount of time athletes can allocate towards their sport. Conversely the USA Today article, College Athletes are full time Workers, states that athletes spend on the upwards of 40 hours a week towards their sports, leaving little time for education or a job. With little time left to work, college football players feel not enough money is given to them to cover living expenses. According to the USA today article, Athletics Cost Colleges, division I schools spend on average 6.7 times as much money per student athlete than they do on regular students. In contrast, schools that do
The answer is schools. Most of the time college athletes are as good as the professional athletes and since they don’t have as much time to dedicate themselves to the sport as the professionals, most of them don’t pursue their career in the future. Generally, the attendance at football and basketball games is growing every year in the NCAA, which is nonprofit association that consists of institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals of many colleges and universities in the United States. It divides into three divisions of schools which brought a record number
Professional sports are no longer played on grass, dirt and hardwood floors but on calculators and cash registers. Pro athlete’s salaries must be reduced. Professional athletes are paid way too much. CBS Sports reported that in 2005-06 the minimum wage for a 2 year NBA veteran was $719,373; the minimum salary of $1,138,500 for a 10 year veteran. In the 1996-1997 season, NBA’s Michael Jordan was paid $33,450,000 for the year, or just over $1.06 per second, an outrageous amount of money for a player to play the game he loves to play.
The survey's findings build on a growing body of research showing that part-time students—who account for close to 40 percent of undergraduates in the country—and those who have to work generally fare worse than do their full-time counterparts. The new report also examines the impact that financial resources, family backgrounds, and information about the college-going process have on students' ability to persist in their studies and to graduate. Lack of motivation and support has to be behind most school drop outs. Some where in their up bringing they haven't been taught to be self-sufficient, to have pride in their abilities. They haven't learned the connection between behavior and consequences.
Athletes in today’s society that pass up college to play pro sports are making a bad decision. A high school player that goes straight to the pros does not have enough experience. Sure, we hear about the high school students that went pro and had instant success like Lebron James and Derek Jeter, but these are only a fraction of the thousands of players that go pro each year. 85% percent of the athletes that go pro out of high school are unsuccessful and end their careers after just five short years. They are not ready to play side by side their professional counterparts because of lack of experience and immaturity.
"Ways To Improve College Education"! Why College education is so important? America's colleges and universities are in crisis. They cost far too much: America spends thousands more per post-secondary student than any other OECD nation. For all that money, we achieve outcomes: 42 percent of students who enter a four-year institution fail to leave that school with a degree within six years, and studies find that many students' improvement in thinking skills is insignificant or nonexistent.