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MCotton@aol.com

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Re: coaches and standards
Posted: Jul 4, 1995 3:37 AM
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My primary irritation with coaches is misdirected. Actually, I am irritated
at a society which considers athletics more important than academics. This is
not what is being said in words rather what the children learn from observing
society. If youngsters want to become someone in the community then they need
to accel in athletics and they will be recognized everywhere. In addition,
they will be excused from detention and not disciplined for cheating or
plagerism. Neither will they receive discipline for talking & disturbing
class. They will also be frequently excused from class for practices and
competitions. On the other hand, academic success leads to little recognition
and alot of hassels from other students. The community rarely turns out for
science/academic fairs but the community will fill the stands for a football
game or awards banquet.
Academics will not improve in this country until the communities as a whole
really begin to support the educational system.

marge





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