Monday, September 13, 2010

Who do we value more: professors or coaches?

As if the answer to that question isn’t obvious. My ambivalence about sports has been documented; I won’t reiterate it. But no matter how much of a sports fan you are, you have to admit there is a story in the inflated salaries of many college coaches. The Boston Globe editorializes here. Any higher ed reporter could do a salary comparison between coaches, deans and professors.

1 comment:

  1. I stopped coaching because I was becoming more known for that ability than my curriculum writing and teaching. Unfortunately teachers are not valued as much as they should be. When people used to ask me what I did and I answered that I was a teacher they would walk away. When I said that I was a writer they wanted to know what I wrote.