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Re: tax/public schools

Oh I'll grant all of that - but when these schools routinely graduate
functional illiterates who can not even fill out a basic job
application, I feel they are shortchanging an entire generation. Some
high pressure programs even put their players on steroids. I have a
major problem w/ that....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Cersgarden@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 5 Feb 2004 13:06:15 EST

>In a message dated 2/5/04 11:19:04 AM, gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
><< Down here they spend way too much
>time and money on football >>
>Pam, in our area and would assume this would be true in Texas, football 
>supports its self and other less profitable sports. My granddaughters attend a 
>school that generally make to state thus receive monies that fund other activities 
>such as drama, debate, etc.  I do think sports are very important in the 
>development of a well rounded student. I think there are students that live for 
>sports and is an incentive to keep their grades up. Sports have great learning 
>opportunities but as most things they do often have a negative side.  My 
>granddaughters are involved in school sponsored volleyball, basketball, golf, 
>cheerleading (which is now considered a sport) and softball so they are in sports at 
>all times of the year and over lapping at times yet they are honor students.  
>Golf was a sport they began to play at age 3 and played as a family and 
>competed in non-school competition (golf is only offered at hi school level).  This 
>is a sport that they will always be able to enjoy.
>    Swimming is a great sport but seldom gets much attention.  This is a 
>sport that is ill attended, no chearleaders but one that requires much hard work 
>and gruesome practices. My son was a competitive swimmer with 6 am winter time 
>swims.  This is another sport that one can enjoy for life.  Unfortunately my 
>granddaughters attend a small school which does not offer this opportunity.
>    Ceres
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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