In “Grades and Money,” Steven Vogel makes it clear that he is disappointed and frustrated with what grades have become. He believes that grades have become commoditized and that students’ grades suffer because of their relation with money. Vogel also believes that students no longer take any risk with their education. I agree with Vogel that grades are being equated to money by students, that students’ work suffers because of grades, and that students no longer take risks in their educational process.
In conclusion, students should be paid to do well in school because it has many benefits to the student. Those benefits include motivation to get good grades, the money would help the student financially, and the student would learn how to manage their money more effectively. School is a big part of every person’s life, so it should be more rewarding to the
In my experiences as a student athlete, I can vouch for those in favor of paying student athletes. Because I need more money to help me through college, I had to apply for financial aid and eventually received a grant. There are many additional expenses I have encountered in just my first semester as a student athlete. An estimate of how much money I spend each semester is around 100 dollars. These expenses range from shampoo to eating out when the cafeteria is closed. The amount of time I spend as an athlete each week takes up at least 20 hours. The combination of time spent for basketball and personal needs demonstrates why student athletes should receive money. I’m amazed at how many things require money from my own pocket. The bottom line is student athletes need to start getting paid even if it’s minimal.
One problem athletes have is paying for tuition. The tuition in schools is quite expensive. For example, it costs about $5,000 dollars per semester to go to the University of Las Vegas. If athletes were paid they could pay for tuition and many other financial problems that kids face in college. They could use the money for gas, food, laundry, and clothes. This is why a lot of students drop out, because they are sick and tired of having no money. Paying the hard working athletes would give a reward to the dedicated kids that give up their lives to play for the school. Some people say that athletes can get a job in their spare time that pays well en...
Throughout the lives of individuals, everyone imagines the dream job or the job that is going to make the most money. Most of these jobs need to make it so a higher education like college is needed to be able to even make it in the field. College is not by any means cheap, depending on what college is chosen, yes it can be less money but it is still thousands of dollars by the time the degree is earned. Many people that want to go to college cannot afford it, therefore cannot reach the dream job. In order to make college accessible to those who are truly deserving, incentive programs such as offering financial stipends which can be earned through academic success in high school need to be offered.
Many people say that the athletes should not be paid because they are getting paid by getting free education. With them getting paid the regular students feel that it would not be far to them. The people against the athletes receiving pay also say that it would be unfair to the smaller schools since they do not make as much money as the larger schools. These statements might be correct but the athletes are not just normal students.
So in conclusion I have stated reasons why student athletes should not get paid. Those reasons are because they are already being paid though scholarships, those from poor background still can get the Pell Grant, and because it would open up a can of worms causing the school more than what they bargained for.
Athletics are a large part of many people’s lives weather it’s playing, watching, or coaching. Many athletes have the skill, dedication, and love for their respective sports to compete at the collegiate level. The big question now a day is should they get paid for playing their sports? The answer to this question is no, because they are there first and foremost to get an education and by paying these student athletes they could become content with the funds that are being provided and not work as hard to earn their degree.
The bottom line is that athlete's should not be paid a salary. They should get something more than what they are currently getting for making their school loads of money. College athletes should not receive pay because they already are given free tuition and more, it would result in controversial amounts of pay including bargaining, and it would not benefit the athletic program.
Everyone can understand that being a full-time student and balancing work can be difficult. College athletes are not getting paid, and the general public as well as universities do have the funds and means to make it possible. If college athletes don’t get paid, they could very well walk off the playing field and not come back. What would happen if the entire Fresno State University football team walked off the field and decided they weren’t going to play until they got a paycheck? The university would lose a ton of money, and the funds of the school would drop even more. There are a lot of good reasons behind whether or not college athletes should be paid, but what it comes down to is what is going to be best for the universities and public as a whole, and how they can benefit from these athletes.