Originally posted by bill718
Maybe it's time to take sports out of High Schools and Colleges in America. Too much time and effort taken up generating revenue thru sports, and not enough effort on education. It's not going to happen of course, but schools should be for education. Not revenue production on the backs of young athletes.😕
You are kidding right? Have you ever considered how many inner city kids have been given the chance to go to college simply because they are a talented athlete? You are proposing to erradicate this oppurtunity for people who would ordinarily not even go to college or possible finish high school.
As for higher education, I got news for ya. Higher education is nothing more than a business decision. For example, you can attend your local community college and get a degree making better than minimum wage on average or you can go to Harvard and expect to making six figures when you graduate. Of course, you get what you pay for don't you? In fact, the higher the salary the higher the tuition and harder it is to get into certain programs.
It reminds me of someone I know who attended a local community college for a few classes even though he finally got his degree at a prestigious university. He said that he learend just as much at the local community college. The only difference he said was the level of competition.
In addtion, I know some people who never finished their degree but seem far more educated and well rounded than others who have graduated. How well one is educated has little to do with what school you may or may not attend, it has more to do with how much you enjoy learning. But what of the inner city kid who does not care so much about education or perhaps may not have the ability as others do? Is he any less of a person than someone who graduated from Harvard? Should they not have the oppurtunity to make more than the person who graduated from Harvard via professional sports?