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Many college athletes miss classes because of practice, competition and from exhaustion.
For those reasons supporters argues for exemption of athletes from class attendance policies.
Others argue that college athletes are given scholarship to attend college to play sports. On the
contrary, the focus of colleges is educating students. So the question is, should colleges athletes
be exempt from the class attendance requirements? The answer is no and here is why. First, the
education of athletes takes priority over recreational activities. Second, it is unfair for athletes to
receive preferential treatment and third, exempting athletes from the policy do not allow them to
develop time management skills. For these reasons college athlete must not be exempt from
regular class attendance-policies.
Educating the college athletes is a crucial part of the college experience. College athletes
receive scholarship and believe they are in college to play and win games. As a result, some
people has lost sight of the value of education. Student athletes are student first and athlete