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Teaching It's naive to think college athletes have time for school

It's naive to think college athletes have time for school

From my first day as a sociology professor at a university with a Division I football and men’s basketball team, education and athletics struck me as being inherently at odds.\n\nStudent-athletes filled my courses to take advantage of the fact that the classes met early in the morning.\n\nThe football and men’s basketball players – most of whom were black – quickly fell behind due to scheduling constraints. Only so much time was set aside for academics and, often, it wasn’t enough. Academic rigor and athletic success were simply incompatible goals.

Jasmine Harris, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Ursinus College
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Are colleges dominated by a "sports-first mentality"?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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