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CURRENT EVENT | JULY 14, 2021

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of NCAA Athletes

For generations, college athletes have been forbidden to profit from their sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which governs college athletics, has argued that keeping money out of college sports helps student-athletes prioritize their education. Successful college athletes often bring in enormous revenue for their schools, however, and critics argue that the athletes deserve a share of that wealth. The Supreme Court recently agreed, ruling that schools may help student-athletes with certain education-related expenses. Listen to learn more about the decision and how it could impact the lives and fortunes of college athletes.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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