But even if their child does not receive the scholarship they hoped for, they now have to worry about finding ways in which they will pay for college. This idea of disbursing countless dollars on sports is ridiculous, a waste of time, and of course a waste of hard earned money. According to the NCAA, only 3.3 percent of high school athletes will play at the Division 1 level and after college, only .05 percent of athletes make it to the professional level. Parents feel that they have invested so much in their child that they expect a rewarding return. The pressure to encourage their child to be successful can be the reason why parents can be aggressive toward their
The NCAA as an organization has always been about sports first, that’s why they were established. They weren’t protecting the students and their education but the athletic side of college. Even before 1920 the relationship between the student and the athlete was becoming a gray area. In Miller’s findings (2012) “Study in 1929 to the NCAA focused on the two main issues, commercialism and negligent attitude towards the educational opportunity for which a college exists” (p.1145). This has been a problem for decades now and it’s only gotten
These students know that their may be dirty looks, or harsh words. That is still to this day something that happens. According to Sonali Kholi of The Atlantic, ""On top of the issue of paying for college—often without in-state tuition or financial aid—and the stress of illegal status, undocumented undergraduates in the U.S. also find themselves wondering whether a college campus is "..undocufriendly. In other words, is it welcoming to students who are not in the country legally?" (Kholi).
College sports is one of the best-known entertainments around the world. But for the athletes, they are students first then athletes second. For college student-athletes, there are a variety of scholarships and grants to help pay for college or college debt. However, some critics say that student-athletes should be paid a salary like pro athletes would, with help from scholarships or grants. The authors of, College Athletes are being Educated, not Exploited, Val Ackerman and Larry Scott, argue that student-athletes are already paid by free education and other necessities.
Besides, college athletes also need to dedicate time to studying; along with this, NCAA tournament rules require college students to skip classes in favor of nationally televised games that bring in revenue (Forbes). Here is when I go back to my point of interest in choosing this topic. How can they be getting only enough to survive through college if there is not extra time for at least a part time job? I believe many players will learn the value of money and the responsibility that comes from holding down a job. If we look at how much a scholarship is actually worth.
As a college student who is currently spending thousands of dollars to further my education and achieve a career goal, it was, at first, disheartening to read Caroline Bird’s essay “College is a Waste of Time and Money”. However, after thoroughly examining her points, I now see that her essay is illogical. In her piece “College is a Waste of Time and Money”, Caroline Bird argues against the idea that “college is the best place for all high-school graduates” (1); in other words, college isn’t for everyone. Throughout her writing, Bird supplies her readers with evidence that explains how, for some individuals, college is a waste of not only time and money, but of intellectual effort, as well. It wasn’t until after reading this piece several times that I began encountering flaws within her reasoning.
For example, gymnast Brigot Sloan silver medalist from the 2008 Olympics choose not to go pro and instead joined the UF gymnastic team. She trained 20 hours a week (Cohen). At the University of Florida per the Office of the University Registrar, 120 credits are required for graduation, therefore per the NCAA rules 12 credits per semester are required. This means the athlete will be in class 12 hours per week plus and average of 17 hours per week studying (Pierre). Between school and training this is a total of 49 hours per week, well over the normal 40 hour work week.
Many people think that it is just an extra burden on them by paying high college feeses. If you are willing to secure a good degree then it is obvious that you have to join a good college with a better reputation but at this point, many people fail to take admission in good colleges due to the hurdle of money. Many people think about going to college as pretty normal and plan for it without much of a second thought. A good College gives you a surety of a better future. The college cost varies according to the courses so one should keep in mind that what course is he willing to do?
It is unbelievable on how high the college tuition has increased, the rates in percentages have gone up fairly quickly, it is also unbelievable on how the increase in college tuition can impact high school students career by just simply saying that the are not going to college because it is way to expensive for their budget. No matter what college tuition is going to continue to raise if the Federal Government and Congressional leaders do not take more action into helping out students and families who need help with paying off college tuition and college debts and cost. Although the government does help families that are in need of financial aid to send their kids to college, there are many solutions into helping the college tuition decrease or at least expensive like having the Federal Government and Congressional Leaders have action and impact the decrease in the tuition, Students can also get scholarships and lastly there are many different groups that can help out with paying off college tuitions. The college tuition has raised drastically from the years of 1974 to 2015 the tuition has gone up by 1%, it is just 1% but one percent is a very large number when it comes to paying off college tuition
Katie Hill Mrs. Gallos English 3 Honors 20 March, 2018 Should Athletes Be Paid? College athletes in the United States have been struggling with the fact that their job allows them to work just as many hours a week than a regular job does, but they do not receive any income from it. This conflict amongst athletes has been around since the 1980’s and continues to be of issue to most college athletes today. Supporters say that college athletes are the one’s out their making all the money for all the coaches and universities and it is unfair that the player’s do not receive any of the income; whereas, non-supporters say that college athletes get their stay at the colleges paid for along with many other privileges that normal college students do not receive, therefore, there is no unfairness. Our society today is so focused on a money filled world that that is all these young, adult, college, athletes care about; they can not see past the real privileges they are undertaking by being an athlete.
It would be really helpful for some students to get some extra money. An associated press article, “Paying college athletes fits modern reality”, explained that some students come from poor families. Why not let them earn some extra bucks? It states, “They might be sufficient for students with academic scholarships, who can supplement their income by working after class. Athletes often can’t.” This shows that students who come from poor families can’t work after classes even if they wanted to because of practice.
Should the NCAA Pay College Athletes? College athletes spend just as much, or more time at practice, games, and traveling, as they do in the classrooms studying. This issue is very common in the NCAA. There 's been former players suing the NCAA for not getting payed. They’ve been put on video games, clothes, and on magazines, but they don’t get a penny for it.
Many believe it is absurd to still consider the NCAA amateur sports after all it has become but just as many think the exact opposite and that college athletes already receive fair compensation for their participation. This is a big decision that could impact the lives of thousands nationwide and revolutionize sports as we know it. College athletes should not be paid because of the many benefits that come with being a student athlete and because it is not a realistic resolution. One reason college athletes should not be paid is because of the many benefits there already are to playing a collegiate sport. One being reduced or free admission also known as a scholarship.
In conclusion, college athletes should be paid because they bring in a ton of revenue for their schools while risking injury and yet are unable to afford the cost of living. The time that is put into the sport is the equivalent, if not more, than the time that is put into a full time job. Only thirty-three percent of students receive scholarships, most of them partial. Also, only one percent of all college athletes will play professional sports after their college tenure is served. The NCAA and Division One Colleges generate profits that do not trickle down to the athletes.
Have you ever thought about how those hardworking college athletes get through their years attending their University? Well, what if I told you that those athletes can barely get the essentials needed day by day because the scholarships they have received do not cover it and they don 't have any other money to buy it themselves. The debate whether or not College athletes should be paid for their time at the university they attend has been talked about a lot in these past years.Some people think that they should not be paid, but today I’m going to be telling you about why they should be paid. Athletes that are very well known by the fans of the university and or with lots of other people around the world like Lonzo Ball of UCLA, Dillon Brooks of Oregon, Markelle Fultz of Washington, etc. draw in a big crowd which also brings in more money that people pay to watch.