Turn on your television on almost any Saturday afternoon and it is not hard to find a college sport being played in front of thousands of spectators eagerly cheering their favorite team on. College sports in the United States is a multibillion dollar cash cow with proceeds being split between the NCAA(National Collegiate Athletic Association), network television agencies and the schools that make up the many conferences that are the backbone of the NCAA. In an article titled “Time to pay college athletes? Buzz building toward changes” that appeared in The Americas Intelligience Wire, Neil Ostrout lays out his case that many people are getting rich off of the hard work of these young adults. In this essay I will argue that Ostrout’s points are valid and help make the case that college athletes are getting the short end of the stick. Ostrout’s basic argument can be summarized as follows: 1. A player can receive a scholarship worth $40,000 a year, but many people say that isn’t enough. 2. NCAA sports fans spend lots of money every year on their favorite jersey, while the money for that players name and number is split between the manufacturer, the NCAA and the school that the player goes to while the athlete is left out. 3. In 2004, UConn brought home two national championships in basketball and subsequently grossed over$1million in athletic merchandise sales. 4. The issue of everybody but the athlete being able to cash in on his image while they represent a college team is liable to be addressed in the future and corrected or the NCAA will be forced to stop using them. 5. Players run the risk of losing their NCAA eligibility for signing endorsement deals while in college. 6. Recent scandals have surfaced where athletes were found receiving goods and services in violation of NCAA policy while mainstream opinion is that no foul was commited. 7. Former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon is a plaintiff in a case stating that NCAA athletes are forced to give up their name and image in order to participate. 8. O’bannons case is seen by some as a threat to amateurism and there are fears that some of the major conference schools will break off from the BCS and form their own league. 9. Many university presidents as well as NCAA president Mark Emmert are against paying athletes. 10. Television stations pay billions of dollars a year for the rights to televise college sporting events giving more credence to the notion of paying athletes. 11. Several coaches have proposed things such as paying for items such as living expenses or a small allowance for games played and the option of allowing athletes and their parents to contact legally recognized sporting agents. 12. A former star athlete and lawyer Jay Bilas wonders why athletes are barred from earning pay when a music student can cut a record deal and a drama student can take a part in a movie. 13. Bilas suggests allowing players to receive endorsements deals as athletes which wouldn’t cost the universities any money.…
Critical thinking means to systematically analyze, and assess each part for quality and then improve it. Understanding the process of thinking and reasoning and to use and analyze these elements of purposes, information, assumption, question, concept, implication, and points of view. All of these elements are present whenever we reason with one another. In my personal experience with using these elements of thinking…
Critical thinking, critical reasoning and validation define three key elements to a successful nursing practice. As nurses deal with daily challenges, they require vigilance on behalf of their patients, both fighting for the needs and desires of each individual they care for. Validation must also play a key role. All daily battles with life and death decisions begin with keeping all nursing staff striving for absolute excellence.
Critical reasoning, critical…
Class: Philosophy 150
Date: 04- Nov - 2013
Critical thinking “the systematic evaluation or formulation of beliefs, or statements, by rational standards”.
This statements can be view and discuss in numerous dimensions. Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationaly. It is not a matter of accumulating information. A person with a good memory and who knows a lot of fact is not necessay good at critical thinking. A critical thinker is able to bring out consequences from what…
What is Critical Thinking?
Critical Thinking is a strong topic in the field of education. We are given the opportunity to test thinking skills, which will identify, emphasize and develop the use of solving problems, taking test, and engaging in discussion forums with other students. This strategy will improve the quality of one’s own thinking using skillful analogies, then assessing and reconstruction them.
Critical thinking is often used in everyday lifestyle,…
Stages of Critical Thinking
Stages of Critical Thinking
Complete the matrix by identifying the six stages of critical thinking, describing how to move from each stage to the next, and listing obstacles you may face as you move to the next stage of critical thinking.
Stages of critical thinking
How to move to the next stage
Obstacles to moving to the next stage
The Unreflective Thinker
Examine my thinking to identify problems that affect my thinking.
Critical Thinking Revisited?
Many lessons are learned in life. Some lessons are instructions on how to be polite, how much of a tip should be given for different services, and how to be professional. Another lesson not often taught in the workplace or at home, are the hows and whys of critical thinking. Critical thinking is an important skill and can be described as the careful and deliberate determination to accept, reject, or suspend judgment about a claim. In this, critical…
Critical thinking can be defined as the process an individual takes that includes thinking in a logical and sensible manner in order to make a rational decision. Critical thinking also requires an individual to think past their normal capacity or “outside of the box” while improving the quality of thought. “The thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully taking charge of the structures inherent in thinking and imposing intellectual standards…
Steven L. Barker Jr.
Although the term, ‘Critical Thinking’ is in widespread use today, it wasn’t a popular term until relatively recently. Critical thinking became a hot topic over the last decade because of concerns that were expressed by international educators, business leaders, and other organizations. They were concerned that students weren’t being prepared for real life in the 21st century. This spurred education leaders…
April 9, 2012
The challenge for critical thinking instruction lies not in convincing people of its value but in developing a model of what to teach and how to teach it. Toulmin's model provides a useful framework for students to examine the ability of an argument to justify rather than prove a point. Utilizing this model can make critical thinking the very means by which students construct knowledge.
Debating, questioning, analyzing…
What is Critical Thinking?
Axia College of University of Phoenix
What is Critical Thinking? Does every need to think critically? Yes! If everyone just made assumptions on how they could do things, the world would be in chaos. Critical thinking is what helps everyone in his or her day-to-day decisions. No matter how big or small the decision everyone thinks critically.
Critical thinking is basically making…