While other students are working part time, college athletes are working hard in court, in the field or in the rink, without earning even a single dollar. So getting paid, even a little extra, would go a long way to helping them pay for all their needs. This would also make a huge difference for students from families with low income.”(NYBorg) The payment of college football athletes is highly debated because it benefits certain people a lot more than others. Even a statement from a former athlete shows how he thinks athletes should be paid just due to the fact of the money being made off of the game itself, “You go to Chapel Hill and try to go to a Carolina-Duke game, good luck trying to find a ticket. It’s nationally televised.
Not only that but, colleges may not consider fairness. For example, “Would women get paid as well?” (Ryan 1) Since this question occurs it wouldn't be fair because women may not be paid the same amount of money as the males do. In addition, it wouldn’t be beneficial for colleges on some occasions. For instance, “There would be no benefit in paying mediocre athletes because it would drive some of the stars away to the pros.”(Ryan 1) Therefore, it would also not be fair because the only ones getting paid may only be the best athletes. Hence, college athletes should not get paid because there would be many
Many athletes do not bother with their studies because they think they will get rich once they enter the pros. By the time they realize that’s not going to happen, it’s too late. College athletes need to have an education. College sports give students the opportunity to play what they love while still having access to an education. Paying the athletes would distract them from the thought about getting an education because they are more focused on the money aspect.
Professional athletes and entertainers can be denied health insurance because of how much money they make. They have more than enough money to pay for surgery. In short, the people decide how much professional athletes and entertainers are paid, and athletes and entertainers can be denied health
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.
Teachers have to deal with more meaningful stress than a professional athlete such as trying to make their students have a successful future. Doctors are saving lives, which are more important than playing any kind of sport. Police, firemen, and G.I.s are putting their lives on the line to save others lives. In other words as Clair states “Now that demonstrates the real inequality that exits in our world.” Professional athletes are only entertainers and do not bring much otherwise. I mean do not get me wrong I love to watch sports but the salaries they are getting does not add up to the work they put out.
If students used the student loan money wisely they would not be in so much debt as well as not having to take so much out and paying so much back in the long run. For example, if you receive your loan and are spending it on luxuries items all the time it’s only going to hurt you because you will end up having to pay back more than what you should have had to in the first place. Many young college attenders face this situation because they have no past experiences with handling money more responsibly. Learning to budget their money more has helped graduates successfully.As many stress of the inflation of college we all learn to live with it. Even though tuition is increasing we all attend college at the highest price.
Although people may argue that a person can take care of the debt faster the person may not have the ability to do so. Some colleges are charging the tuition price of a big name college when they are not as well known and the degree may not go very far. Recently students are (taking on more debt) than they can pay and end up not being able to pay them off (Hacker and Schlesinger). When students graduate college most of them will have debt that they have to pay and many of them can’t pay it off. In highschool people and teachers stress that students need to go to college and it can (cause a sense of panic) in the highschool students (crawford).
“they’ll never have any incentive to go to class.”(Lemmons) Maybe, but they are their for the Education and if the do not get good grades they would get in trouble. Some may say college basketball players will take their money use all of it and not use it wisely. That true that why they should go through a financial class. How will they pay them, will it be fair? Each player should get the same amount of money not that much but a enough to get by.
They say many successful people never graduated from college and that many jobs, do not require college degrees. This is why they should lower their costs. Michael Lemons says” most people don't go to college because they cant afford it some colleges should be more affordable for people to attend to.” with colleges being more affordable people. Even though the government makes a lot of money from college if we had more education we would be able to solve a lot of world wide problems. The nation's financial aid system currently fails to provide an equal opportunity to everyone qualified.