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Many college athletes miss classes because of practice, competition and from exhaustion.
For those reasons, supporters argue for exemption of athletes from class attendance policies.
Others argue that college athletes are given scholarships to attend college to play sports. On the
contrary, the focus of colleges is educating students. 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. Third, exempting athletes from the policies does not allow them to
develop time management skills. For these reasons the college athletes must attend classes and
not be exempt from regular class attendance policies.
In the first place, educating the college athletes is a crucial part of the college experience.
Nevertheless, college athletes receive scholarships and believe they are in college to play and
win games. As a result, some people have lost sight of the value of e…
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