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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-07 11:03 AM
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No more championships in school sports.
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If you support the idea of no valedictorians, is this also a good idea, for the same reasons? Kids devoting time to sports rather than intellectual pursuits, all the pressure, etc...

So how about group-awards for the best teams, the second-best teams, and so on?


I can't get any supporters of eliminating the competition for valedictorian to answer in the thread about that, so I thought I'd start my own.

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  -No more championships in school sports. redqueen  Nov-15-07 11:03 AM   #0 
  - Education should be more rounded, and focus more on prepping kids for real life  DS1   Nov-15-07 11:06 AM   #1 
  - Prepping kids for ThunderDome?  AngryAmish   Nov-15-07 12:37 PM   #22 
     - Skinner  DS1   Nov-15-07 12:41 PM   #24 
  - My daughter's HS soccer team has already  Rosie1223   Nov-15-07 11:07 AM   #2 
  - I give a trophy to each of my kids. No one gets MVP but I do make a  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-15-07 01:15 PM   #32 
  - Does That  Parche   Nov-15-07 11:27 AM   #3 
  - ANY school sports.  redqueen   Nov-15-07 11:33 AM   #5 
     - Please Explain.....  Parche   Nov-15-07 11:57 AM   #7 
  - good idea. nt.  IndianaJones   Nov-15-07 11:29 AM   #4 
  - I disagree to a point.  jasonc   Nov-15-07 11:35 AM   #6 
  - it would help with the obesity epidemic today  Neo   Nov-15-07 12:08 PM   #13 
  - I never meant to imply that there shouldn't be any sports at school.  redqueen   Nov-15-07 12:21 PM   #15 
     - SO, do you think socialism worked?  jasonc   Nov-15-07 01:35 PM   #35 
        - Ahahahahahaha...  redqueen   Nov-15-07 02:11 PM   #38 
           - exactly the response expected  jasonc   Nov-15-07 02:42 PM   #48 
              - Sorry... it's been done to death...  redqueen   Nov-15-07 02:45 PM   #50 
                 - Excuse me?  jasonc   Nov-15-07 02:50 PM   #52 
                    - I know...  redqueen   Nov-15-07 02:56 PM   #53 
                       - I would almost agree with you 100%  jasonc   Nov-15-07 03:33 PM   #57 
                          - Yay!  redqueen   Nov-15-07 03:45 PM   #58 
                             - Awesome  jasonc   Nov-15-07 03:46 PM   #59 
                                - Duh!  redqueen   Nov-15-07 03:47 PM   #60 
                                   - HAHAHA  jasonc   Nov-15-07 03:49 PM   #61 
  - Better yet- no school sports.  LeftyMom   Nov-15-07 11:58 AM   #8 
  - Our town could never afford the insurance to cover our cheerleading team so  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-15-07 12:00 PM   #9 
  - Why should the school system cover it? Why should however many non-cheerleaders subsidize cheer?  LeftyMom   Nov-15-07 12:04 PM   #11 
  - Because it is a school cheerleading program. We cheer for the school teams. The school's  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-15-07 12:21 PM   #14 
     - What I'm saying is there shouldn't be school teams. School is for academics.  LeftyMom   Nov-15-07 12:30 PM   #19 
        - Actually kids from the b-ball team do sometimes turn up, but not officially. Still cheerleaders are  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-15-07 12:51 PM   #27 
           - But it diverts funding from what's important.  LeftyMom   Nov-15-07 01:33 PM   #33 
              - I agree that we need better funding, but I would rather make sure we have  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-15-07 02:01 PM   #37 
  - And why would that be a bad thing? nt  mycritters2   Nov-15-07 12:04 PM   #12 
     - Because the kids enjoy it? It's one thing to say that education is above all (I certainly agree) but  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-15-07 12:22 PM   #17 
        - But why does it need to be so organized and competitive?  mycritters2   Nov-15-07 02:12 PM   #41 
           - Why should the non band kids subsidize that, or the non drama kids subsidize that? As for just  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-15-07 02:44 PM   #49 
              - '(T)hey cannot show what they are truly capable of  Oeditpus Rex   Nov-15-07 03:18 PM   #55 
                 - They aren't allowed to do certain stunts and tumbling passes on the  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-15-07 03:20 PM   #56 
                    - Okay, I'm missing something  Oeditpus Rex   Nov-15-07 04:09 PM   #62 
                       - Could be a regional thing where you are, maybe. But I will say that it is true that  GreenPartyVoter   Nov-15-07 04:23 PM   #63 
  - And focus music on LEARNING--not on competing.  mycritters2   Nov-15-07 12:03 PM   #10 
  - What a horrible idea  jasonc   Nov-15-07 12:22 PM   #16 
  - Many other countries have separation of school and sports and it works fine. nt  LeftyMom   Nov-15-07 12:32 PM   #21 
  - I used to think that...  redqueen   Nov-15-07 12:24 PM   #18 
  - Like PE?  LeftyMom   Nov-15-07 12:31 PM   #20 
     - No, in PE you're forced to go along with whatever the coach  redqueen   Nov-15-07 12:49 PM   #26 
  - that's the way my son's school is... his school is so small  tigereye   Nov-15-07 12:39 PM   #23 
  - Sorry. I thought your previous questions were rhetorical .  Redbear   Nov-15-07 12:44 PM   #25 
  - I'm not saying no competition... I said no "championship"  redqueen   Nov-15-07 12:51 PM   #28 
     - But if you take away the championship what are they competing for?  Redbear   Nov-15-07 01:13 PM   #30 
        - They can compete for "Level A Team" or something like summa, magna, etc.  redqueen   Nov-15-07 01:14 PM   #31 
  - People have skills and abilities in different areas of life.  bushwentawol   Nov-15-07 01:10 PM   #29 
  - No - because Amerika is all about being NUMBER ONE!!!  Taverner   Nov-15-07 01:35 PM   #34 
  - Uh... they have sports titles in other countries too.  redqueen   Nov-15-07 02:12 PM   #40 
     - NO BUT WE'RE NUMBER ONE!!!!  Taverner   Nov-15-07 02:16 PM   #42 
        - Oh!  redqueen   Nov-15-07 02:18 PM   #43 
           - Footie? That's a girl's game!  Taverner   Nov-15-07 02:20 PM   #44 
              - Oh helllllll yeah, baby... you ain't lyin! I'm all over it!  redqueen   Nov-15-07 02:22 PM   #45 
  - Ummm, did you see mine?  getalonglittledoggie   Nov-15-07 01:56 PM   #36 
     - Where did you say anything about sports titles there?  redqueen   Nov-15-07 02:11 PM   #39 
        - In the part where I said that the girls' field hockey and soccer teams  getalonglittledoggie   Nov-15-07 02:29 PM   #46 
           - What I'm saying is...  redqueen   Nov-15-07 02:31 PM   #47 
              - Because sports titles are about team?  getalonglittledoggie   Nov-15-07 02:47 PM   #51 
                 - Not all titles are for team sports...  redqueen   Nov-15-07 02:59 PM   #54 
 

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