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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008 10:00 pm

GALT - As prep sports teams begin practice at local schools next season, many parents and student-athletes are realizing that it may take more than just talent to make the cut.

Increasingly, high schools are charging participation fees to be on a team - a trend that educators and sports advocates say is a danger to the concept of public education and the overall effort to get more kids involved in athletic activities.

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8 comments:

  • posted at 2:08 pm on Wed, Mar 12, 2008.

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    For Galt Citizen.........take a closer look. That is a women trainer running around out there....a pregnant one too. LOL. She also is present at all sporting events. Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, etc. Please do your homework before you start spreading false rumors.

     
  • posted at 1:44 pm on Wed, Mar 12, 2008.

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    My sister Nancy was twice the athlete I was. Yet, I got a scholarship to the Univ of Arkansas for swimming. If for no other reason than the fact that women are now going to school on scholarships then sports is worth every penny. There are currently 365,000 NCAA athletes, most on scholarships.

    Thanks Tom Carlson

     
  • posted at 1:11 am on Wed, Mar 12, 2008.

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    If this is what it take to maintain the basic school classroom finance, sports has always been a fringe benefit. Yes, maybe parents need to step up to the plate and help with cost.

     
  • posted at 1:42 pm on Tue, Mar 11, 2008.

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    I dont get it jeff. Please explain what this could possibly have to do with tax cuts?

     
  • posted at 1:41 pm on Tue, Mar 11, 2008.

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    Are you kidding me Lodi already charges to play baseball. 140 for varsity, 65 for JV and Freshmen. They call it a spirit pack, but its mandatory to purchase. So call it what you want.

     
  • posted at 3:57 am on Tue, Mar 11, 2008.

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    bush tax cuts in action. 315 days to go!

     
  • posted at 2:32 am on Tue, Mar 11, 2008.

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    Lets see if if plays out like this: Kid is socio-economically challenged (poor - for those who are PC challenged), struggles in the classroom because his parents (probably only 1) works all the time just to pay the bills and put food on the table. But the kid is an athlete. Can't play sports, which was the only thing that kept him trying in class. Kid leaves school. Joins club for socially challenged youth (PC for gang), is now costing the community 50K a year for alternative housing (PC for Prison).

     
  • posted at 1:59 am on Tue, Mar 11, 2008.

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    Gee, Greg Sloan forgot to tell you that the H.S. Board voted to keep their $19,000 athletic trainer, used solely for football (although they would lead you to believe he is available for all sports). two of the board members have boys in football! They should have eliminated this position and only charge our kids $25. most of the families in galt are low income and cannot afford this additional fee

     

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