Pay to Play Pros and Cons
“Pay to Play” requires students to pay to participate in sports, clubs, and other school activities. “Pay to Play” has been set in some schools around Leipsic. There are some pros and cons to “Pay to Play.” A con to “Pay to Play” is the cost is then put on the parents or students to take care of. Many students would like to be involved with various sports and clubs, so for those people the cost adds up pretty quickly. Students may also not be able to play because of the cost. This cost may also turn away lots of students from getting involved. Many schools and colleges want students to get involved, but having to pay could make a difference. Erika, pictured above, is involved in cheer and says she would not be happy with “Pay to Play”. Erika said it seems like it would be just another expense that parents would have to deal with.
There are some positives to “Pay to Play” like the money that would have been used for athletics could be used in education. The money could be used in classes to enhance learning. “Pay to Play” could also force athletes to be more serious about the clubs or sports that they are in. It will also cut out the people who are trying just to be in a sport for the gym credit. Overall, it will strengthen teams because people will only pay for it if they really want and are committed. It will also make parents more involved in what their children are participating in if they have to pay for it. What do you think about “Pay to Play?”
By: Amie Schroeder
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