College Athletes Being Paid

1035 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 4 Pages
Although, do they deserve the pay they get or even the pay at all. College athletes do not deserve to be paid because the point of college is to get an education, not a “camp” before the pros.

It has been statistically proven that out of all the Division 1 sports teams, only 45% of them are actually allowed to graduate. Colleges need to focus on the “athletic-students” now. They need to get the “athletic-students”, who are only in college for the sports, to become “student-athletes”, who are students that are good at sports but have school as the number one priority. Although, most people are only looking at the graduation rates, which are low and need improvement, but they don’t show the entire story. They only show how many people graduate, not all the people that got an education. This doesn’t mean that all the athletes got an education in college. Colleges need to change and enforce a few things to make sure that their athletes are understanding the soul purpose on college, an EDUCATION! They could bench freshman until they can prove that they are ready for the responsibility of going to college and playing sports. Colleges should even make the people that are failing classes, or skipping lessons and lectures without a good reason ride the bench for a game. That should teach them to take their college education more seriously. There are some colleges that are doing things different, and they are…

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