Blog: The Educated Reporter

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.