GUEST LETTER: Salaried Athletics
Gov. Doug Ducey's interest in providing "some form of compensation for college athletes" continues the destruction of the University of Arizona system as institutions of higher learning and research. Athletics are no longer students but paid employees of the University!
The Arizona university system has been converted into a business with an emphasis on maximizing profits and making money; from tuition violation of the Arizona Constitution to vendor-provided food services out of reach of many students who cannot afford the cost of eating on campus.
Admission to the UA should be based on entrance examinations, letters of recommendation and an interview ... NOT a salaried "student's" potential for making big money/profits for the university. All so-called athletic scholarships should be eliminated, replaced by academic scholarships based on the students' potential for academic achievement and success!
Vote the supporters of the academic destruction of the Arizona University System out of Public Office!
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