Should Student-Athletes Be Paid?
Most people agree that student-athletes work hard at their sports and their studies, but opinions differ about whether they should be paid. Is playing a sport just like any other job, or is it an extracurricular activity? Do athletes deserve monetary compensation for putting their bodies on the line, or is a scholarship reward enough? These and other issues are explored through alternating viewpoints and fact boxes. A list of resources gives readers a starting point for further research. By gaining a deeper understanding of both sides, young student-athletes can decide for themselves whether they should be paid.