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Re: tax/public schools


Jim,

        Football a black hole?  I doubt it, if you take into account what
happens to alumni fund contributions when the football program goes South.
If the NY Times article addressed that issue, I'd love to see it.  Every
college administrator I know  believes it's the alumni driving the sports
programs that takes away from their academic budgets.

                                                                 Josh


----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT]tax/public schools


> Hi, Ceres. Sorry, but I don't buy that line about football supporting
> other sports. Earlier this year, there was an economic analysis in the
> New York Times magazine that documented that football is a black hole
> in any school's budget. Needless to say, such treasonous information is
> ignored in my area.
>
>
>
> On Thursday, February 5, 2004, at 01:06 PM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
>
> > 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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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
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