Why isn’t the American public demanding that colleges do what they are supposed to do … take our high school students to the next level of their scholastic career? Instead they allow essays to be written, like the one reprinted in Jordon Weissmann’s commentary (“Athletes, Yes; Students, No,” March 30). Athletes are probably given preferential treatment in all college experiences, unlike their student counterparts. If these athletes are given free tuition in order to make the college money, why are tuitions going up dramatically every year?
And here’s another thought …Why isn’t the Internal Revenue Service saying that these athletic scholarships are taxable income and insist that scholarships be taxed? In a ruling about football players at Northwestern University, the National Labor Relations Board has deemed that these “students” are employees.