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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 09:37 AM
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3. It'd be one thing if ALL the students benefited from the Athletics spending ...
... but they don't. Unlike a real "educational" program, the athletics program focuses solely on the 'gifted' and subjects the athletically mundane and average students to derision and abuse. I'm one person who believes we're a nation of couch potatoes ... imbeciles in physical education. Our primary schools COULD focus on offering a grounding in a lifetime of healthy exercise and athletic activity, conferring a comprehension of the benefits of physical activity and exercise. Instead, we divide the students into performers and spectators - mostly the latter.

Part of this is the obsession with competitive team sports instead of individual activities that might fit better into a continuing lifestyle. Football (not soccer), of course, is the most insane. Almost no other sport is so limited in the age range and facilities available. Even under the greatest possible effort, fewer than about 5-10% could ever continue to play football as they grow older ... and clearly not the women, in general. It's fucking insane.
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