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Should College Athletes get paid?


YES

College sports are a lucrative business and the athletes deserve a share of the money they bring their programs.

Pay for Play
Veazey, Kyle. "Pay for Play." Commercial Appeal. 02 Sep 2012: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 06 Feb 2013.

Let the free market work
Schwarz, Andy, and Dan Rascher. "Let the Free Market Work." USA TODAY. 13 Jan 2012: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 08 Feb 2013.

Why college athletes should be paid
"Why College Athletes Should Be Paid | Elite Daily." Elite Daily. Elite Daily, n.d. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.



Branch, Taylor. "The Shame of College Sports." The Atlantic. The Atlantic Monthly Group, Oct. 2011. Web. 21 Feb. 2013.





NO

Most student-athletes already receive a free education.




Hayes, Matt. "Despite NCAA Concessions, Pay for Play is Wrong Way." The Sporting News May 14 2001: 60-. ProQuest Research Library. Web. 6 Feb. 2013 .

Reward college athletes--with a meaningful education
"Reward College Athletes--With a Meaningful Education." USA TODAY. 13 Jan 2012: A.8. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 08 Feb 2013.

Scholarships are paychecks for athletes
Gosselin, Rick. "Scholarships Are Paycheck for Athletes." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 16 Sep 2012: C.3. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 08 Feb 2013.

Should students get paid for good grades?


YES

Money can motivate a student to learn.

Should kids get paid for making good grades?
Kennedy, Mark. "Should Kids Be Paid for Making Good Grades?." Chattanooga Times & Free Press. 03 Jul 2011: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher.Web. 05 Feb 2013.

Show me the money? Should schools pay cash for good grades?
"Show me the money? Should schools pay cash for good grades?" Current Events, a Weekly Reader publication 10 Nov. 2008: 7+. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 5 Feb. 2013.

Ohio school paying students to show up, behave in class
Zhao, Emmeline. "Ohio High School Paying Students To Show Up, Behave In Class."The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 15 Feb. 2012. Web. 05 Feb. 2013.



YouTube. Perf. Shay Pausa. Get Paid for Good Grades? YouTube, 13 Jan. 2009.



NO

Paying students sends the wrong message about learning.

Cash for grades teaches children the wrong message
Johnson, Geoff. "Cash for Grades Teaches Children the Wrong Lesson." Vancouver Sun. 27 Nov 2010: C.4. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 07 Feb 2013.

Don't pay kids for good grades
"Don't pay kids for good grades." Christian Science Monitor 7 Sept. 2007: 20. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 7 Feb. 2013.

What's wrong with this picture?
Monroe, Natosha. "American Counseling Association Weblog » Blog Archive » Tax Dollars Paying High School Kids to Go To School. What's Wrong With This Picture?"American Counseling Association Weblog RSS. American Counseling Association, 27 Aug. 2012. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.




Should students be required to wear school uniforms?


YES

School uniforms can help improve behavior and reduce peer pressure

School dress codes are necessary and constitutional
Daniels, Stephen. "School Dress Codes Are Necessary and Constitutional." Students' Rights. Ed. Jamuna Carroll. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Student Dress Policies: The Success of School Uniforms and Dress Codes." Findings (May 2001). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 8 Feb. 2013.

School uniforms make a splash
Verdon, Joan. "School Uniforms Make a Splash." The Record. 27 Jul 2012: L.8. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 08 Feb 2013.

School Uniforms: Awesome or Awful?
Tarshis, L. (2011, Nov 21). School uniforms: Awesome-or awful? Scholastic Scope, 60, 22-23. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/905836524?accountid=63828


NO

Uniforms take away students’ First Amendment right to freedom of expression.

School uniforms: Turning our kids into soulless conformists
Moore, Suzanne. "School Uniforms: Turning Our Kids Into Soulless Conformists." The Guardian. 30 Aug 2012: 5. SIRS Issues Researcher.Web. 08 Feb 2013.

School uniforms not uniformly seen as a good fit
Melton, Kimberly. "School Uniforms Not Uniformly Seen As a Good Fit." Oregonian (Portland, OR). Jan. 13 2007: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher.Web. 08 Feb 2013.

School Uniform Disadvantages
King, Juanita. "School Uniform Disadvantages." EHow. Demand Media, 25 Mar. 2010. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.





Do video games promote violent behavior?

YES

Playing violent video games can promote violent behavior.

"Video Games and Shooting: Is the NRA Right
Guarino, Mark. "Video Games and Shooting: Is the NRA Right?." Christian Science Monitor. 23 Dec 2012: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web.11 Feb 2013.

Violence Baked into Popular Culture [Violence in video games and other media]
Bauder, David. "Violence Baked into Popular Culture." Ithaca Journal. 21 Dec 2012: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 07 Feb 2013.

Shooting in the dark
Carey, Benedict. "Shooting in the Dark." New York Times 12 Feb. 2013: D1(L). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.



Violent Video Games Increase Aggressive Behavior. Dir. Ohio State University. Perf. Dr. Brad Bushman. Violent Video Games Increase Aggressive Behavior. YouTube, 09 May 2011. Web. 20 Feb. 2013.



NO

Video games are entertainment, there is no link between entertainment violence changing a persons behavior.

Firefight: Should teens play violent video games?
"Firefight: should teens play violent video games?" Current Events, a Weekly Readerpublication 5 Sept. 2011: 7. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 15 Feb. 2013.

Stop blaming video games for America's gun violence
Bezio, Kristin M.S. "Stop Blaming Video Games for America's Gun Violence." Christian Science Monitor. 12 Feb 2013: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 19 Feb 2013.

Violent video games and mass violence
Jaslow, Ryan. "Violent Video Games and Mass Violence: A Complex Link." CBSNews. CBS Interactive, 18 Feb. 2013. Web. 19 Feb. 2013.