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Politics in Youth Sports/Increasing Student Fees for Sports

1. The intercollegiate sport programs at your school are in bad financial shape. Because of large losses, the students have been asked to increase their student fees by $100 per semester to maintain the programs. If the fee increase does not pass, all the intercollegiate sport programs will be dropped and replaced by low-cost, student-run club sports. How would you vote? Use material from this unit to give reasons for your decision.

2. Many people do not think that politics are involved in organized youth sports. However, they are a part of youth sports in a number of ways. Identify the political issues involved in youth sports and indicate which ones have been important in your experiences or the experiences of people you know.

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1. The intercollegiate sport programs at your school are in bad financial shape. Because of large losses, the students have been asked to increase their student fees by $100 per semester to maintain the programs. If the fee increase does not pass, all the intercollegiate sport programs will be dropped and replaced by low-cost, student-run club sports. How would you vote? Use material from this unit to give reasons for your decision.

I would not vote for the fee increase. Intercollegiate sport programs are important, and work toward increasing the value of a school's worth. Some students are drawn to particular schools based upon their athletic prowess or even just as an additional draw for extracurricular ...

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This solution discusses if all students should be asked to pay an increased student fee to pay for athletic programs or if athletic programs should be turned into club sports, a cheaper alternative. It also discusses political issues that affect youth sports, giving examples.

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