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Texas School Sports Ban: Premont Schools Drop Athletics To Save District

Texas School Sports Ban: Premont Schools Drop Athletics To Save District

Commented Jan 23, 2012 at 20:39:08 in Education

“Way to go Mr. Singleton! How fortunate Premont is to have an Administrator with the courage to do what is best for their students!!!!! Tough times call for tough decisions! It's unfortunate that nobody took the time to make these tough decisions sooner. How many children were "robbed" of an education? I believe that we all have a right to an adequate education....not adequate sports participation. When all things are equal.....bring on the "Friday Night Lights", but when your kids are not receiving an adequate education because the school lacks resources.....priorities should take over. I wonder how many student from Premont ISD participated in the local Science Fair?”
Texas School Sports Ban: Premont Schools Drop Athletics To Save District

Texas School Sports Ban: Premont Schools Drop Athletics To Save District

Commented Jan 23, 2012 at 20:30:28 in Education

“The decision was not made because sports was "unimportant". Faced with a decision, academics or sports, what else would a responsible administrator/educator do? I did not play sports in school and I excelled in college, have a healthy outlook on life and strong-self esteem as well. I guess what people need to realize is that this story is much deeper than was is reported. These students have NO science labs, inadequate computers and list goes on and on. As a parent, I must say that the education of my child is of utmost importance. Should the students that don't play sports continue to suffer academically?”

HufferandPuffer8 on Jan 24, 2012 at 04:39:38

“Mama Bear 3, where there is a will there is a way. I understand that funding sports teams can be expensive but certainly there are other schools that can lend a hand with uniforms and such. It's been done before and it can be done again. Also, I don't see why the students don't have the necessary supplies even if they are an unaccredited school. What seems to be lacking is the will to find ways to make it work. Schools are notorious for throwing out used and new supplies because they are making some changes within their own school or district. Uniforms, books, bulletin boards, Science and Math materials, Social Studies and Language Arts materials... all out the door when schools are implementing new materials. Why not pair your schools with wealthier schools that have the personnel to coordinate the sharing of these materials. In terms of academics, you can get student mentors from high schools in the area to assist failing students in your school. This would be considered service hours for them. For coaches, you can ask for volunteers in the community or have teachers in your school share the responsibilities. It can be done with some commitment from your parents. Sports and academics go hand in hand.”