I sat next to the athletic director for Tulane University on a plane last year. Of course I asked her for her opinion on the matter of paid athletes. Her answer was something I never considered and hadn’t heard mentioned before. She was of the opinion that paying athletes opens up a whole can of worms for schools that don’t have the budget to pay. A kid can participate in college sports and still have an opportunity to receive a paid ride, but once you start to pay the athletes, most schools would simply fold up their programs because of money issues. She did say that schools could agree on a salary cap and have a collective fund for the poorer schools, but it would never happen. The Penn States etc, have no interest in parting with their cash for something like that.Sounds like William H. Macy is involved too, as a Husband to one of 'em.
It was just a year or so ago that the FBI cracked down hard on NCAA recruiting violations. Busted a bunch of assistant coaches and pro agents and even I think, Addidas c/o?
I wouldn't be surprised at all to learn these new arrests are a fallout of the NCAA crackdown.
College athletes. Should they be paid?
There are pros and cons to both sides of that coin.
I don't pretend to know enough about the subject to cough up a solid opinion on it.
If you're in college to learn, you should be learning.
If you're in college simply to make the University some monies, then you should be paid.
Someone smarter than I am will find the fine-line and float it to see if it sticks.
Dude, that's the majority of all college kids. Stop being so old.What is even more sickening is that one of their daughters ( Huffman our Loughlin, not certain which one ) has a you tube channel where she admitted she was looking forward to the college experience of game days and parties but could not care less about getting an education. Real pieces of shit these Hollywood types.
Already discussed last week in RP's thread. The runaway costs of tuition for a lot of these programs is criminal, especially considering the ROI for a lot of these degrees. Administrators promise pie-in-the-sky salaries and do their best to obfuscate the true nature of the job market - this is not for worthless gender studies - this is law programs outside of the Ivy league. They justify high tuition by pushing loans - why wouldn't they? They're not guaranteeing the loans, it isn't coming out of their pocket - what do they care if students end up defaulting? They still get their money and I suspect they get a sweet kickback on top of that.You're the one that threw it out there. If you don't want to provide or are incapable of back up, so be it
Laughlin taken into custody....is there more to it than just bribery?
Fuck, just when I was getting used to arguing with you, I now have to agree with everything youAlready discussed last week in RP's thread. The runaway costs of tuition for a lot of these programs is criminal, especially considering the ROI for a lot of these degrees. Administrators promise pie-in-the-sky salaries and do their best to obfuscate the true nature of the job market - this is not for worthless gender studies - this is law programs outside of the Ivy league. They justify high tuition by pushing loans - why wouldn't they? They're not guaranteeing the loans, it isn't coming out of their pocket - what do they care if students end up defaulting? They still get their money and I suspect they get a sweet kickback on top of that.
Don't even get me started on the fucking scam textbooks are. $400 for the latest edition, required by the course. Two paragraph difference from last year's edition, if I'm generous. You know what's even better? When that same professor requiring the latest edition wrote the textbook. Captive audience = money in their pocket.
Vacuous? lol. Take it from someone that's seen the inside of a classroom within the last decade.
Yes. I'm glad you picked the medical profession specifically.So you take it as unfortunate that your doctor was required to attain higher ed?
I will thoroughly encourage my kids to pursue whatever meaningful career that they desire.
True. But the vast majority of 'idiots' I've encountered are those that don't have degrees. An even bigger majority that aren't happy...I can't count how many college educated idiots I've run across in my life. I can't count how may people with degrees working in a job that
gives them no personal satisfaction other than the money, I've run across.
You're fucking right on that!Overall I'd say higher ed is better than it ever was as long as one is in the STEM fields. The other fields have been hijacked by rabid socialists and marxists, those kids are beyond lost.
Whether an academic institution should teach entrepreneurship and basic life skills (money) is up for debate. Historically, the college was focused on teaching the classics (math, physics, history, etc.). Historically, it wasn't the job of the school to teach people skills. THAT WAS THE JOB OF THE PARENT. Since the west and feminism has pretty much declared war on the family resulting in absent parents, divorces, women entering the workforce and dysfunctional families in general, this is where we have failed the kids socially, not in the schools.You're fucking right on that!
But also, you have to define in what way are they "idiots".
As a non-college graduate, do they have classes in "people skills" or "leadership skills" in college?
Just curious as I had a boss in the past that had an engineering degree and was very smart in that field
but absolutely lacking in the two skills I asked about.