Re: nba players (ex. josh childress) going back to school: wise or a waste of time?
Waste of time? Higher education is only a waste of time if you make it a waste of time. Those who believe it's a waste of time for someone else are themselves a waste of time.
Anyhow, athletes have a short career--at the most they'll be able to play into their early 40s. These tend to be highly motivated people, obviously, so retiring that young is rather awkward. So, they might as well prepare themselves for their next career.