Student-athletes earn free tuition, which over the course of four years can exceed $200,000. They are also provided with housing, textbooks, food and academic tutoring” (Davis). He then goes on to mention that these athletes also “earn the extra coaching, training, game experience and media exposure”(Davis) that comes along with being a Division I athlete. We see nowadays the gap beginning to grow between the value of a scholarship and what an athlete genuinely needs. The fact that these athletes
In addition to the extra time that college students put into their work, students experience extra pressure because their final grades are based on each assignment. In high school, however, an assignment is worth only 5% to 20% of a student’s final grade. In college, an assignment is worth 25% or as much as 50% of a student’s final grade. College students are consistently placed under more academic pressure than high school students. Third, in college, there are more activities, sports, and clubs for students to participate in than in high school.
The jocks tend to be those star athletes that walk around school with their cocky attitudes and thinking that their grades do not matter, because they will be going to college on an athletic scholarship anyway. This group is usually concerned with their looks and popularity. The fancy name brand clothes, shoes, and their noses stuck in the air give everyone else the impression that they are rich and too good for anyone else. Geeks and nerds (also known as the cyber clique these days), are anything but popular. Unless you count the fact that most of the popular kids, like to pick on them so often.
Should College Athlete’s Get Paid? In recent years, the debate for college athletes to receive a salary has become very popular among the NCAA and its players. Football in particular, has become popular in this discussion. Arguments have been made both for supporting and disclaiming the notion of paying college athletes. The claims made by the two parties include whether or not athletes are employees, how much money is spent on athletes, and the effects of injuries.
The Three Greatest Basketball Players of All-Time During the past 30 years, the National Basketball Association has helped many players become famous and wealthy. For some, if they were not a part of this association, may have ended up in jail, prison or even dead. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has basically been a tool for many African-American males to have a better way of life. Among the leading players in the history of the NBA are three African-American males: Michael Jordan, Ko9be Bryant, and LeBron James. Michael Jordan tried out for his high school basketball team and was cut because he was too short.
FINAL EXAM TITLE “Glory Road” is a film that is based on the coaching journey of John Haskins first college career. The setting of this film was in 1965 when the blacks and whites were first integrated into the schools. Coach Haskins was a white American man that started off coaching a high school girl’s basketball team. After a big success of winning the Girl’s state championship, he received an offer to coach at Texas Western College. This college was a Division One school, and he was very anxious to coach because he wanted to play against the best.
The U.S’s global status is being overtaken by China and India due to the dedicated youths who push the standards of education higher. Some will argue that America’s younger generation has become complacent because of the economic stability. In America students spend approximately 900 hours in school a year and 1,600 watching TV. Neil, a senior at high school in Indiana, is top in his class, has a girlfriend, is president of student counsel, and is involved in various other clubs. That’s impressive.
I am very interested in starting a specific service project my junior year for CAS hours and this would be a great help to me with that. I think that I would be a valuable attendee to CASL because I am a freshman. Anything I learn can be used for all the rest of my four years of high school. I would also be a valuable attendee to the CASL conference because I would easily be able to make up the work that I miss on that Monday from school. I am also one of the older ones out of all my classmates so I would like to go to CASL so that I can learn to be a better leader to those who might look up to me.
Many schools today are struggling with acquiring money that is greatly needed to help keep their schools running and their equipment up to date to ensure the best possible education for the student. There is many ways for these schools to do this, some schools try and pass levies or hold fundraisers, but recently a lot of schools have found a different way to receive the money they need and it’s through corporate sponsorships. Schools have been receiving huge one time payments from companies in excess of $500,000 just for the naming rights of facilities. This has become an increasing trend among high schools and I believe that corporate sponsorships of schools is a great idea. For years corporations have sponsored high school sports.
Sports and the Cognitive Development of our youth. Fundamentals of Education Hans R. Duiker 12/5/2011 The ever demanding world of competition and the quest to be the best starts at a young age and continues on into our professional lives. As a society we embrace the competitive nature that some people exhibit on a daily basis. We often pay to see the strongest, fastest, smartest people participate in sporting events that many of us played while in our youth. These participants are the best in what they do just as Steve Jobs was the best in what he did.