Which I don’t think thats right. Also college athletes get opportunities at receiving both a college education and get the exposure to win a major professional contract. (1) What college athletes don’t understand is that they are getting exposure to getting a professional contract. If that doesn’t work they will always have a college education to lean back on. They give generous scholarships to top student athletes receive, covering their tuition and most
“But the players or athletes who are good and entertain us those are the ones who will get paid”-source B. “When you go to college you go for a degree not a paycheck”-source B. So if students apply to be college athletes why do they have to pay them. Especially when they free education,free food,and free books. Now if they want to get paid they should practice a lot so they can get really good and make it to the NFL or another league.
If we made college free for everyone we would be funding the rich. Families that have the money to pay for some or all of the cost of a college education might choose instead to take advantage of free college at a public institution. Amelia Josephson said, “In effect, the government and taxpayers would be subsidizing the rich. Critics of free college who point to this drawback often argue that a more targeted reform subsidizing college for the poor and the middle class would make more sense. They also point to the example of Brazil, a country with free college where wealthy students reap a lot of the benefits of tuition-free education at public universities.” We don’t need to be giving more money to the rich we need to be taking money from the rich to start helping out the poor more.
Paying the athletes would distract them from the thought about getting an education because they are more focused on the money aspect. The way the current system is set up, scholarship, allows students access to a free education, tutoring, and many other educational benefits. According to an article in the junior scholastic, Should College Athletes be Paid?, more than 480,000 compete as NCAA athletes, and less than two percent will move on to compete at the professional level. When the other 98% of these college students graduate, they will go into the workforce, needing an education. Providing athletes with bonus cash payments will divert even more funding from academic departments and challenge the primary purpose of attending college, an education.
Some feel this way because according to Text 2, Lines 10-15, “It’s Time to Pay College Athletes” “college athletes are mass-audience performers and need to be rewarded as such.” Student athletes spend almost 40 hours per week on their sport and the sport they play is almost like a full-time job while going to school so they should be paid for it. However, even though some people would argue this statement, college athletes should not be paid. As referred to in Text 1, college athletes accept their scholarship with no questions asked and have the choice to leave anytime they want. Once students go to college they make decisions for themselves and they know what their responsibilities are when being a college
Scholarships granted to student athletes cover tuition, fees, room, board and textbooks, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association website. Some athletes receive scholarships that cover only a portion of these expenses, but many of these student athletes still receive more aid than the average ordinary student. Many student athletes have most everything provided for them in college, giving them a clear advantage over their fellow non sport playing students. For non-athlete students, the experiences of an unpaid internship does not come along with a full-ride scholarship unlike playing a sport and competing doing what they love. ”These athletes are receiving a college education in return for their skills in sports" (Horace 1).
There is a controversy of whether college athletes should get paid or not? Some say that many people make money off of them by selling jerseys, doing ads, and etc. So they should at least make some money for other people using them. On the other hand, people say that they already have a full ride scholarship why do they need to get paid or what if smaller schools can’t pay them? College athletes should get paid because people make money off them, some sport careers don 't last long, and getting payed large amount of money teaches financial responsibility.
College is all about getting an education, and it should remain the most important thing when attending college. When an athlete attends it is often their goal to showcase their talents and take easy classes. Is it right to pay college athletes, if the public were to allow college athletes to be paid, then we could run into some problems. With paying college athletes, we have the possibility of running into the idea of paying all athletes including high school. College is where one should gain the education to succeed in life.
Firstly, college should be granted to students freely because it will encourage them to concentrate on their educations. Some college students are working part-time jobs and are full-time students. Perhaps, working through college will not always cover all of a student's education expenses including books, supplies, room and board. If free tuition is given, students will have further time to educate themselves. Moreover, college tuition and prices are at an all-time high.
Many believe that college athletes are similar to professional athletes and that they deserve to be paid for what they do. However, many college athletes are able to receive many other benefits, therefore additional compensation is not necessary. College athletes go to school to play their sport, but also go to get an education. Their main role is to prepare themselves for later in life, and being paid would take away if they were being paid. Student athletes are not professional athletes or entertainers, and should not be paid for playing on a college team.