Tuesday, April 12, 2016

College Sports, Failing American Education

Colleges and universities have become for-profit businesses focused on building their brands. One of the ways they do that is by building larger sports programs, which have now been destroying our education programs. College sports are one of the main reasons for the high costs of tuition. The money spent on sports has caused there to be less money provided for paying for good educators, for better academic buildings, and for better educational programs to assist students. Here's a great film from Brave New Films on the topic that briefly looks at this issue:

There's no excuse for paying coaches so much more than professors. There's no reason that sports programs deserve so much money from each students' tuition. Education should not be subsidizing sports. This needs to change if we're ever going to fix the American education system.

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