This file includes three articles (one for, one against, and one neutral) with information regarding Division I student athletes being considered employees of the school and receiving compensation. Students will read through the articles and develop an argumentative essay using evidence from the articles.
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Passage #1: "21 Reasons Why Student Athletes are Employees and Should Be Allowed to Unionize"
by Marc Edelman
Passage #2: "Maxwell: Why College Athletes are Not Employees"
by Bill Maxwell
Passage #3: "NCAA Chief Rips the Idea of Student Athletes as Employees"
by Danny Ecker
This is a Common Core based argumentative writing prompt with the goal of comparing arguments across texts, evaluating for counter claims, and writing a coherent essay on a real world situation.