September 26, 2016

Academics vs. Athletics

Not quite in the right league...
Not quite in the right league...
Not quite in the right league…

By: Mike McDaniel.  Americans are a bit schizophrenic about their schools. They prioritize oddly, spending huge sums on athletics and supporting them in every way, while all but ignoring academics. This normally means lavishing money and attention on football and on the children that play the game.

But what of the self-esteem of the kids that will never be able to play on the varsity football team? What about it? This is football we’re talking about. Only the biggest, fastest, most aggressive and best need apply.

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Mike McDaniel is an Air Force veteran, a veteran of civilian police work, a classically trained singer, high school English teacher, certified firearm instructor, woodworker, fencer, author, playwright, bicyclist and blogger. His home blog is Stately McDaniel Manor.