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In a challenge to a system that many see as broken, The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the N.C.A.A. could not bar relatively modest payments to student-athletes, underscoring the growing challenges to a college sports system that generates huge sums for schools but provides little or no compensation to the players. Speaking for The Supreme Court, Justice Gorsuch commented that “by permitting colleges and universities to offer enhanced education-related benefits, its decision may encourage scholastic achievement and allow student-athletes a measure of compensation more consistent with the value they bring to their schools. Still, some will see this as a poor substitute for fuller relief.” Either way, the college sports system is under review. Read more from the NY Times here.
The education gap continues to widen. Undergraduate enrollment continues to drop while graduate enrollment increases. How do we help more students get the education they need? Read more from NPR here.
For students to gain emotional resilience, they need time to process the stress and sense of loss from the pandemic, recover and grow from it. Read more from the NY Times here.
When The New York Times asked students, “How has this year challenged and changed your generation?”, the responses ranged from extreme loss to a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. In many ways, these students speak for all of us as they express what was lost and gained from the pandemic.