Tax Dollars Well Spent — 6 Comments

  1. Coaches are CEO’s of very profitable sports businesses. Their value is easy to measure by the cash coming in, and the market bids up their salaries. They manage profit centers.

    Professors and their subalterns are window dressing. The school sells degrees, and there must be just enough visible, renowned staff to keep the gloss on those degrees. Professors are a cost of doing the real business, selling credentials. No one can figure out the value of the education, but the degree opens doors.

  2. This is pretty much bogus since coaches aren’t typically paid more than a small portion of their salary, if any, from taxpayer funds. The rest comes from voluntary donations to athletic departments. Now public university presidents are another matter…