Sport Illustrated recently reported the average salary of eleven different positions in professional football. Quarterbacks made the most, with an average salary of $1,970,982, while tight ends and punters made the least at an average of $863,414 and $868,005 respectively. These numbers serve to give rise to a question that has been asked in one form or another for many years: do professional athletes (and celebrities for that matter) make too much money?
This year, Christopher Johnson McCandless would have turned 42 years old. Yet this year marks the eighteenth anniversary of his passing. His name may be obscure, but the biographical work “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer and director Sean Penn’s film adaptation may seem more familiar.
The English historian George Macaulay Trevelyan once said, “Education…has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” His comment summarizes the case presented in the documentary “Race to Nowhere” with eerie accuracy.