Sunday, October 27, 2013


The artical “The Case Against High-School Sports” by Amanda Ripley puts a negative effect of high-school sports that affects a student education because students from present time are doing worse in school because of sports. Amanda tells people that high-school sports are more important to students than getting a good education. Schools spend more money on the sports that kids are playing instead of the students education. The average in Shanghai, that's why China is ranked number one around the world. If schools just cut down on sports then students could have a better educations than students in other countries.

“The Case Against High-School Sports” by Amanda Ripley is talking about how high schools need to stop funding so much into sports and put more time and money into education because in the long run education is going to get you everywhere in life while sports won't necessarily do that. With all of the sports that kids are playing and all the time that sport takes up its not giving the kids the time they need to work on homework or study. Some schools will even go as far as to spend as much as they need to keep their sports equipment updated and will cut down on teaching if needed. People also say that sports  help students stay fit and teach them good sportsmanship and how to work well with others, but it is costing them more money than they should be spending. The principal realized that none of the students in sports were going to play after they graduate making all the time that they put into that sport worthless and they could have been doing something better like studying. Spelman College has cut sports and used the money from the cut to help do things like buy better equipment for teaching. They instituted cheaper classes like swimming. If high schools focus on academics, students grades would be much better. Schools could also have cheaper sports like soccer and volleyball. Some schools need to change their main focus from sports to academics.

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