An objection to esports

Submitted by Linda and Bob Graff
Posted 3/25/21

Dear Editor:

Bringing esports to our NWC campus will in no way help our students no matter what you say about it.

“Facing budgetary struggles” makes it harder to teach students what …

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An objection to esports

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Dear Editor:

Bringing esports to our NWC campus will in no way help our students no matter what you say about it.

“Facing budgetary struggles” makes it harder to teach students what they need to know to get along in the real world. Allowing them to move from playing games in their rooms to playing games in another, bigger room with more people is not going to help with socialization because they will be focusing on their games and anything they say will be about the games and nothing else.

Already we have a generation of couch potatoes who prefer to be on their phones and computers to talking to each other. Most of them don’t want to work hands-on jobs unless it’s hands on a computer. Business owners are finding it harder to hire people who are willing to work and not hiding in corners texting.

Having the NWC Foundation give money for something that the students already have their own access to is ludicrous. I would be angry if I donated money to them and this is how they chose to use it. I would never donate to them again.

Aside from all that, shouldn’t we be encouraging them to get outside and do things? I see this as just another way to keep them from studying which I am sure they are having trouble doing with all the other distractions our society provides now.

Linda and Bob Graff

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